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The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Michael Curtiz

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

William Bowers
Phoebe Ephron
John O'Hara ... (story)
Frank Tashlin ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order)  

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...
Ray Henderson
...
Lew Brown
...
Kitty Kane
...
Carl Frisbee
Murvyn Vye ...
Manny Costain
...
Maggie Henderson
...
Winfield Sheehan
Tony Galento ...
Fingers
Norman Brooks ...
Jacques d'Amboise ...
Specialty Dancer
Roxanne Arlen ...
Perky Nichols
Byron Palmer ...
Hollywood Star
Linda Brace ...
Jeannie Henderson
Patty Lou Hudson ...
Susie Henderson
Julie Van Zandt ...
Patricia Van Seckland
Larry Kerr ...
Brewer
Charles Victor ...
Eugene Borden ...
Louis
Harold Miller ...
Percy - Theatre Critic
Emily Belser ...
Photographer
Paul Glass ...
Piano Player
Bill Foster ...
Dance Director in Film
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aladdin ...
Studio Executive (uncredited)
Adelle August ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Robert Banas ...
Newsboy (uncredited)
Lois Barnes ...
Clara Bow-type (uncredited)
Francesca Bellini ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ...
Woman in Back Row (uncredited)
Jack Boyle ...
Dance Director (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Premiere Attendee (uncredited)
...
Chorine (uncredited)
Juanita Close ...
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Tom Coleman ...
Party Waiter (uncredited)
Richard Collier ...
Pawnbroker (uncredited)
Clancy Cooper ...
Bootlegger (uncredited)
Suzanne Dalbert ...
Hostess (uncredited)
Harvey Daniels ...
Usher (uncredited)
Barbara Darrow ...
Brenda (uncredited)
...
Hattie Stewart (uncredited)
Lisa Davis ...
Limp Party Girl (uncredited)
Denise De Lacey ...
Silent Film Ingenue (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ...
Theatregoer (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ...
Man in Theatre Lobby (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ...
Movie Director (uncredited)
Paul Grant ...
Usher (uncredited)
Marcoreta Hellman ...
Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
...
Moviegoer at Premiere (uncredited)
Bob Hopkins ...
Broadway Character (uncredited)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Secretary (uncredited)
Claire Kelly ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ...
First Nighter (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Stagehand (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Film Studio Technician (uncredited)
Peter Leeds ...
Genius (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ...
Theatregoer (uncredited)
Peter Mamakos ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Theatregoer (uncredited)
Natalie Masters ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Marjorie May ...
Silent Movie Vamp (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
Patricia McMahon ...
Party Girl (uncredited)
...
First Nighter (uncredited)
George Offerman Jr. ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Joe Ploski ...
Bootleg Runner (uncredited)
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Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Gordon Richards ...
Butler (uncredited)
Mary Rodman ...
Girl in Low-Cut Dress (uncredited)
Ric Roman ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Nita Naldi-type (uncredited)
Cosmo Sardo ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Sam Schwartz ...
Bootlegger (uncredited)
Steffi Sidney ...
Dancer in Marathon (uncredited)
Rachel Stephens ...
Society Reporter (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ...
Script Supervisor (uncredited)
Larri Thomas ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Mary Thomas ...
Party Girl (uncredited)
Sally Todd ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
First-Nighter (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ...
Stagehand (uncredited)
Cecil Weston ...
Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Yvonne White ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Barbara Wilson ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Ward Wood ...
Henchman (uncredited)
Norma Yost ...
Theresa (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Henry Ephron ... producer

Music by 

Leigh Harline ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by 

Leon Shamroy

Film Editing by 

Dorothy Spencer

Art Direction by 

Maurice Ransford
Lyle R. Wheeler

Set Decoration by 

Paul S. Fox
Walter M. Scott

Costume Design by 

Charles Le Maire

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

David Silver ... assistant director

Art Department 

John DeCuir ... art director: musical settings

Music Department 

Earle Hagen ... orchestrator
Charles Henderson ... vocal supervisor
Bernard Mayers ... orchestrator
Lionel Newman ... conductor / music supervisor
Herbert W. Spencer ... orchestrator (as Herbert Spencer)
Maurice De Packh ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew 

Rod Alexander ... choreographer
Bill Foster ... choreographer

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