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Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 30 August 1945 (Australia)
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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In Gorgeaous TECHNICOLOR! (print ad - Lubbock Avalanche Journal - Broadway Threatre - Lubbock, Texas - March 25, 1945) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 11, 1946 with June Haver and Dick Haymes reprising their film roles. 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

Strut, Miss Lizzie
(uncredited)
Music by Turner Layton
Lyrics by Henry Creamer
Performed by June Haver and chorus
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User Reviews

 
Not too accurate, but full of good music
5 August 2009 | by rdfarnhamSee all my reviews

This biography of Ernest Ball has numerous historical inaccuracies but none are serious enough to detract from the music. Dick Haymes was a popular singer in the 1940s and appeared in several movies without ever achieving movie-star status. June Haver is beautiful and has several good numbers. Monty Woolley is very good in a semi-comedic role and Anthony Quinn makes a good foil for him. The story tends to drag in spots, but there is enough good music to make watching worth while. The songs include "Boy Of Mine", "Bessie With The Bustle" and (of course) "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". Watch it for the music and don't worry all that much about the story.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1945 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Irish Eyes Are Smiling See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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