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Mother Wore Tights (1947)

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Lamar Trotti (screenplay), Miriam Young (book) (as Mariam Young)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Grable ... Mother
Dan Dailey ... Daddy
Mona Freeman ... Iris
Connie Marshall ... Mikie
Vanessa Brown ... Bessie
Robert Arthur ... Bob Clarkman
Sara Allgood ... Grandmother McKinley
William Frawley ... Mr. Schneider
Ruth Nelson ... Miss Ridgeway
Anabel Shaw ... Alice Flemmerhammer
Stephen Dunne ... Roy Bivins (as Michael Dunne)
George Cleveland ... Grandfather McKinley
Veda Ann Borg ... Rosemary Olcott
Sig Ruman ... Papa
Lee Patrick ... Lil
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Storyline

In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act", then marries her. Incidents of the marriage and the growing pains of eldest daughter Iris are followed, interspersed with nostalgic musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

In our family dad wore the pants but . . . Mother Wore Tights [Australia Theatrical]

Genres:

Musical

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Siempre en tus brazos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,727,000 (estimated)
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 14, 1949 with Betty Grable and Dan Daily again reprising their film roles. See more »

Connections

Featured in Biography: Betty Grable: Behind the Pin-up (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Fare-Thee-Well, Dear Alma Mater
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by chorus
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delightful movie, sort of corny story,great song & dance, made me smile!
22 August 2000 | by donnacarol34See all my reviews

dan daily did such a good job of dancing and had the ability to make you feel the part. betty grable was her delightful self. loved the music. these were the days when movies were entertaining and you left the theater feeling good!!


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