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Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
December 1954 (USA) See more »
WARNER BROS.' Heart-Singing Story With All That's So Swell About Doris Day And All That's So Special About Frank Sinatra! See more »
The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Doris Day ... Laurie Tuttle

Frank Sinatra ... Barney Sloan

Gig Young ... Alex Burke

Ethel Barrymore ... Aunt Jessie Tuttle

Dorothy Malone ... Fran Tuttle

Robert Keith ... Gregory Tuttle
Elisabeth Fraser ... Amy Tuttle

Alan Hale Jr. ... Bob Neary

Lonny Chapman ... Ernie Nichols

Frank Ferguson ... Bartell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wanda Barbour ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Marjorie Bennett ... Mrs. Ridgefield (uncredited)
Ivan Browning ... The Porter (uncredited)
Celeste Bryant ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Kathleen Casey ... Lightning (uncredited)

Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Cliff Ferre ... Bartender (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ... Reverend Johnson (uncredited)
Beth Hartman ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Jay Lawrence ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

John Maxwell ... Doctor (uncredited)
Bill McLean ... Husband (uncredited)
Edward McNally ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Grazia Narciso ... Italian Wife in Car (uncredited)

Barbara Pepper ... Wife (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Robin Raymond ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Tony Taylor ... Child (uncredited)

Tito Vuolo ... Italian Husband (uncredited)
Harte Wayne ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Steve Wooten ... Child (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Douglas 
Writing credits
Julius J. Epstein (screenplay) and
Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay) (as Lenore Coffee)

Liam O'Brien (adaptation)

Fannie Hurst (story)

Produced by
Henry Blanke .... producer
Original Music by
Ray Heindorf (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ted D. McCord (director of photography) (as Ted McCord)
Film Editing by
William H. Ziegler  (as William Ziegler)
Art Direction by
John Beckman 
Set Decoration by
William Wallace 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Alleborn .... assistant director
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
Leslie G. Hewitt .... sound
Ed Scheid .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Hans F. Koenekamp .... special effects (as H.F. Koenekamp)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Shoup .... wardrobe
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Philip M. Jeffries .... color consultant (as Philip Jefferies)
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... conductor (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf .... music arranger (uncredited)
Bill Miller .... musician: piano (uncredited)
André Previn .... musician: piano solos (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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  • RCA  sound recording

Additional Details

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117 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

This may be the only Hollywood musical that bears no music credits. Musical director Ray Heindorf had his name removed because of a new ruling that the term "musical director" was to be replaced with the credit "Music supervised and conducted by..."See more »
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Laurie asks Barney why he doesn't have any plants in his window box, he says because they use up all the oxygen. People commonly conceive that plants actually use carbon dioxide and produce oxygen, and this has therefore commonly been regarded as a goof. However whilst a plant is a net producer of oxygen, it does this mostly during the day, whilst it is photosynthesizing, at night time plants do indeed use more oxygen than they produce and this can affect sleep. Barney's explanation is therefore quite sophisticated and indicates a focus on the night time.See more »
Barney Sloan:It's homes like these that are the backbone of the nation. Where's the spinning wheel?See more »
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There's a Rising Moon for Every Falling StarSee more »


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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Sinatra at his very best, 12 April 2000
Author: rothwellstudios from Newcastle upon Tyne, England

This film features Sinatra relishing some great songs and some fine dialogue which suits him perfectly. The scene where he sings "Someone to Watch Over Me" at the cafe piano is quite unforgettable. This is a very re-watchable movie with a fine cast - Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore, Brian Keith etc.

The standard songs are joined by some new ones written for the production - and they too are a total delight. A fine example of 1950s Americana as seen by Hollywood.

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