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Oh, You Beautiful Doll (1949)

In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, ... See full summary »

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John M. Stahl
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ... Larry Kelly
June Haver ... Doris Fisher
S.Z. Sakall ... Fred Fisher aka Alfred Breitenbach
Charlotte Greenwood ... Anna Breitenbach
Gale Robbins ... Marie Carle
Jay C. Flippen ... Lippy Brannigan
Andrew Tombes ... Ted Held
Eduard Franz ... Gottfried Steiner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Ash ... Quartette Member (scenes deleted)
Warren Jackson Warren Jackson ... Quartette Member (scenes deleted)
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Quartette Member (scenes deleted)
Al Klein Al Klein ... Quartette Member (scenes deleted)
Frank Kreig Frank Kreig ... Headwaiter (scenes deleted)
Nestor Paiva ... Lucca (scenes deleted)
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In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, Doris conspires with Larry to turn her father's opera melodies into popular songs. Alfred, reluctant but needing cash, adopts the pen name Fred Fisher. Affluence results, but when Alfred realizes his opera is vanishing bit by bit, he wants to bring the career of "Fred Fisher" to a halt... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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OH, THAT BEAUTIFUL GAL... (original print media ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Biography | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1950 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Toute la rue chante See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a Twentieth Century-Fox publicity release in the AMPAS Library, June Haver played piano for the first time onscreen. As a child, Haver won three successive Cincinnati musical contests and had played the Haydn Surprise Symphony with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Dancing in the Dark (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

I Want You to Want Me
Written by Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Bob Schafer and Al Bryan
Performed by Mark Stevens (voice dubbed by Bill Shirley)
Also sung by chorus in final medley
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Oh, You Lovely Picture: 'Beautiful Doll' ***1/2
26 April 2010 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Lively 1949 musical with Mark Stevens and June Haver in the leads. Did Mark do his own singing here?

The film is a tribute to those who wrote light opera and saw their music turned into wonderful vehicles for Tin Pan Alley. Such was the case here with S.Z. Sakall as the impresario.

Interesting to see Charlotte Greenwood in a totally non-singing and non-dancing role in this film.

Sakall tastes a climb from poverty to wealth as Stevens adopts his music to "modern" times. With a guilty conscience for not pursuing his opera, Sakall drops out, but is quickly found.

The tunes sung are delightful.


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