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Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

A tunefull account of the life of Ernest R. Ball, composer of many popular Irish songs, including the title's.

Director:

Gregory Ratoff

Writers:

Earl Baldwin (screenplay), John Tucker Battle (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Monty Woolley ... Edgar Brawley
June Haver ... Mary 'Irish' O'Neill
Dick Haymes ... Ernest R. Ball
Anthony Quinn ... Al Jackson
Beverly Whitney ... Lucille Lacey
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Stanley Ketchel
Veda Ann Borg ... Belle La Tour
Clarence Kolb ... Leo Betz
Leonard Warren Leonard Warren ... Opera Singer
Blanche Thebom Blanche Thebom ... Opera Singer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leo Mostovoy Leo Mostovoy ... Pawnbroker (scenes deleted)
Ray Walker ... Hoofer (scenes deleted)
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A tunefull account of the life of Ernest R. Ball, composer of many popular Irish songs, including the title's.

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Genres:

Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1945 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

En sång, en kyss, en flicka See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 15, 1948 with Dick Haynes reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

In playing the piano while singing "Boy Of Mine", you can see a wedding ring on Dick Haymes hand. He was married to Joanne Dru at the time the movie was being filmed. See more »

Quotes

Belle La Tour: [to Mary] What are you doing in my $85 feathered robe? Take it off!
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Soundtracks

Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee
(uncredited)
Music by Henry I. Marshall
Lyrics by Stanley Murphy
Performed by Veda Ann Borg and chorus girls at the burlesque theater
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Exhausting Biography of Ernest Ball
29 November 2003 | by KalamanSee all my reviews

Yet another musical biography of a famous songwriter. I saw "Irish Eyes are Smiling" only for the music and the beautiful June Haver but I didn't think it would turn out to be this dull and exhausting. "Irish Eyes" is one of the most laughably boring biographies ever made.

It is the same reaction I had with Haver's later musical, "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now"(1947): the Technicolor, the lavish sets and musical numbers are not without merit but the story is frustratingly hollow. It lacks strength and a sense of direction.


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