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Say One for Me (1959)

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Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working ... See full summary »

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Father Conroy
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Holly LeMaise aka Conroy
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Tony Vincent
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Phil Stanley
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Harry LaMaise
Connie Gilchrist ...
Mary
Frank McHugh ...
Jim Dugan
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Joe Greb
Alena Murray ...
Sunny
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Chorine
Nina Shipman ...
Fay Flagg
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Judy Harriet ...
June January aka Dawn Easter
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Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame. Written by Scott Jentsch <sjentsch@execpc.com>

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24 July 1959 (Ireland)  »

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Divino o profano  »

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Trivia

Film debut of Stella Stevens. See more »

Quotes

[Holly auditions for a dancing part in Tony's show]
Tony Vincent: If you ever decide to swim the Channel, I'd like to handle the grease job.
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Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

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He's Starting to Get to Me
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
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sweet re-watchable movie
6 December 2003 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

I agree with the previous comment this is an underrated movie. One which many years ago I had taped (on Beta format) transferred to VHS and has watched in dismay the tape fail as the years have gone by. I've looked in vain for a copy and wasn't I delighted when today I caught it on TV (and taped it with loving care)!! I have watched this movie every Christmas for about 25 years; the songs are not classics but they are fun and you won't grow tired of them. The wit between Wagner and Reynolds is sharp without going over the line for the era that the movie was filmed but also the humor isn't too dated for the present time either. The movie deals with adult themes without being dark; unwedded parenthood, alcoholism, the church's need to accommodate with the times. Wagner looks wonderful and Debbie is in her prime. They have good scenes together and smolder well. I love the scene where they are dancing in a club and he gives her insight to his character and the past that molded him, the look she gave him when she realized that he was showing her off to old buds, well I was a young innocent when I first saw this film and I knew the effect it had on her! Watch this movie; a classic it is not (except to me) but it is fun and time well spent- if you can find!


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