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Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 30 July 1949 (USA)
This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »

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... Marilyn Miller
... Jack Donahue
... Frank Carter
... Caro 'Pop' Miller
... Mama Miller
... Claire Miller
... Ruth Miller
... Henry Doran
... Shendorf
... Walter Catlett
... Ballet Specialty
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This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way to Broadway stardom, frequently in company with her mentor, dancer Jack Donahue (Ray Bolger). Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Joan Leslie was originally considered for the Marilyn Miller role before June Haver was cast. See more »

Goofs

When Marilyn Miller returns to New York from London in 1914, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are seen on the New York skyline. These were not built until the 1920s (the Empire State was finished and opened in 1931). See more »

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Edited into The Story of Will Rogers (1952) See more »

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What's the Matter with Father
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Played when Pop looks at himself in the mirror
Also played when Pop rushes in with the Broadway notices
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Lavish, underrated musical bio of Marilyn Miller...
22 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

When June Haver finally got the top musical role of her career, it was Ray Bolger who stole the show. A more accomplished musical actress might have made this musical more than a routine, pleasant backstage story that is actually an incomplete bio of the great Broadway star. The production numbers are fine, the supporting cast is excellent and the technicolor glows--but it's never more than a routine musical with June Haver appealing as the talented singer/dancer who became a Broadway favorite and Gordon MacRae in fine voice as the man she loves but ultimately loses to an untimely accident. Not great, but worth seeing for Ray Bolger's inimitable way with a dance step in some show-stopping routines. Nice supporting players include Rosemary DeCamp, Charles Ruggles and S.Z. ("Cuddles") Sakall.


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