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Release Date:
18 November 1958 (USA) See more »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins See more »
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  (in credits order)

Pat Boone ... Paul Newell
Christine Carère ... Michelle Marton

Tommy Sands ... Barry Denton

Sheree North ... Eadie West
Gary Crosby ... Tony Collins

Fred Clark ... Al Curtis

Dick Sargent ... Dick Saglon (as Richard Sargent)

Barrie Chase ... Torchy Larue
Jennifer West ... Sylvia Simmons
Geraldine Wall ... Ann Harris
King Calder ... Lt. Col. Vaupell
Robert Burton ... Comdr. Tydings
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brian Avery ... Cadet Rat (uncredited)
Jimmy Bates ... Cadet Rat (uncredited)
Rodney Bell ... Master of Ceremonies (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hamilton Camp ... Organ Grinder (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Ed - Photographer (uncredited)
Irene Crosby ... Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
Harold DeGarro ... Stiltwalker (uncredited)
Roger Dollarhide ... Cadet (uncredited)
Harry Ellerbe ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Joe Evans ... Reporter (uncredited)
Nancy Evans ... Mrs. Vaupell (uncredited)
Fred Fisher ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... French Quarter Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Mary Foran ... Mrs. Simmons (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ... Gorilla (uncredited)
Tim Hartnagel ... Cadet Rat (uncredited)

Earle Hodgins ... Barker Outside Bistro (uncredited)

Jeffrey Hunter ... Himself - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Paul E. Johnson ... Role Call Man (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Mike - Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... News Vendor (uncredited)
Michael Pierce ... Cadet Rat (uncredited)
Albert Pollet ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Jack Regas ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Reporter (uncredited)
Harry Seymour ... Waiter (uncredited)
Alfred Tonkel ... Indian (uncredited)
Emerson Treacy ... Mr. Simmons (uncredited)
Ivan Triesault ... Bernard - Maitre d' (uncredited)

Robert Wagner ... Himself - Cameo Appearance (uncredited)
Howard Wendell ... Howard Hansen (uncredited)

Directed by
Edmund Goulding 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Curtis Harrington  story
Hal Kanter  writer
Winston Miller  writer

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
Original Music by
Lionel Newman (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson 
Art Direction by
Mark-Lee Kirk 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Costume Design by
Charles Le Maire 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
Eugene Irvine .... sound
Music Department
Charles Henderson .... vocal supervisor
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor
Lilyan Chauvin .... singing voice: Christine Carrere (uncredited)
Earle Hagen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Pete King .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Bernard Mayers .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Eileen Wilson .... singing voice: Sheree North (uncredited)
Other crew
Bill Foster .... choreographer
Curtis Harrington .... assistant to producer

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Additional Details

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107 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
What's not to like?, 30 March 2013
Author: lairdg from United States

This movie has had me on the hunt for years, and it seems to have vanished off the radar. As far as I can tell, it has never been recorded, either on VHS or DVD. I don't understand why.

It's not a great movie, but better than many that are more available. I'd love to have a good copy.

I saw the movie in the theater when it was first released, and for some reason never forgot it. It has always been a fond childhood memory.

The cast is young and fresh - Pat Boone in the first flush of his success, Tommy Sands at the beginning of a career that had a short life, and Gary Crosby, eerily channeling his father Bing - and they seem to be giving it their all.

The "girls" - the lovely Christine Carriere, the enormously talented Barrie Chase, and a peppy Sheree North - match the boys step for step.

The result is a pleasant romp through the world of 50's musicals.

Sure, the plot is ridiculous, but who really cares? Relax and have fun.

BTW, although the movie was filmed on the lot for the most part, there is some very interesting vintage stock footage of the New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration and parade.

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