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The Stars Are Singing (1953)

Approved  |   |  Musical  |  29 May 1953 (France)
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Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning ... See full summary »

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Katri Walenska
Lauritz Melchior ...
Jan Poldi
Bob Williams ...
Homer Tirdell
Tommy Morton ...
Buddy Fraser (as Tom Morton)
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McDougall
John Archer ...
Dave Parish
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Ladowski
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Miller
Don Wilson ...
Radio Announcer
Otto Waldis ...
Ship's Captain Goslak
Henry Guttman ...
Ship's Mate
Paul E. Burns ...
Henryk, the Ship's Messboy
Freeman Lusk ...
Conway
Red Dust ...
Homer's Dog
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Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi, a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan, hoofer Buddy Fraser and Homer Tirdell and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amateur hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave, Terry's ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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29 May 1953 (France)  »

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Ein Lied, ein Kuß, ein Mädel  »

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This musical was Rosemary Clooney's film debut, two years after she had a big hit singing "Come-On-A-My-House", which she sings in this movie. See more »

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My Heart is Home
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Sung by Anna Maria Alberghetti and Lauritz Melchior
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Rosie's debut
30 November 2007 | by (Tucson,Az) – See all my reviews

This was one of the films the U.S.A. channel used to show before they got their current boring line--up. A sweet musical comedy,featuring Rosemary Clooney befriending a young refugee and helping her to stay in country and be a star. Not much plot but light and airy entertainment with some good songs. Anna Maria and Rosie make lovely singing stars. The supporting cast is great,including the comics who play Rosie's friends. It proved Paramount was just as capable and MGM,making musicals. I wish this one was on DVD,hopefully there'll be a groundswell of interest so people can buy it.Another good Rosie picture is Here Come the Girls,with Bob Hope and Arlene Dahl.Paramount hoped Rosie would replace Betty Hutton as their resident singing star but the decline of musicals and Rosie's decision to be a wife and mother prevailed and she did mainly television.


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