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The Stars Are Singing (1953)

Approved | | Musical | 29 May 1953 (France)
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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New Talent...in TECHNICOLOR TOO!

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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 »

Soundtracks

Ah, Forsè lui che l'anima
from "La traviata"
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Sung by Anna Maria Alberghetti
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A most enjoyable film, all the stars are on great form, especially Melchior singing Vesti La Giubba from Pagliacci

I saw this film in my early teens, I can not remember all the details of the film but I remember Anna Maria Alberghetti, Rosemary Clooney and Lauritz Melchior playing outstanding parts. At about the same time I saw Tonight We Sing with Jan Peerce and Ezio Pinza. These two films started me on the road to operatic record collecting and I await patiently for them to be issued on VHS or DVD.


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