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There's a Girl in My Heart (1949)

A Gay-Nineties musical set in NYC's Bowery and East-Side explores the life of its inhabitants---an Irish policeman and his tap-dancing daughter and music-hall wife; a German professor of ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Dreifuss

Writers:

Arthur Hoerl (original screenplay), McElbert Moore (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Bowman ... Terrence Dowd
Elyse Knox ... Claire Adamson
Gloria Jean ... Ruth Kroner
Peggy Ryan ... Sally Mullin
Lon Chaney Jr. ... Johnny Colton (as Lon Chaney)
Ludwig Donath ... Professor Joseph Kroner
Ray McDonald ... Danny Kroner (as Ray MacDonald)
Joel Marston ... Doctor Henlein
Richard Lane ... Sergeant Mullin
Irene Ryan ... Mrs. Mullin
Lanny Simpson Lanny Simpson ... Lennie Dowd
Paul Guilfoyle ... Father Callaghan
Iris Adrian ... Lulu Troy
Kay Anne Nelson Kay Anne Nelson ... Carol Anne
Martin Garralaga ... Luigi
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A Gay-Nineties musical set in NYC's Bowery and East-Side explores the life of its inhabitants---an Irish policeman and his tap-dancing daughter and music-hall wife; a German professor of music and his singing daughter; and an Italian café-owner, a kindly priest, a struggling young doctor and a saloon-keeper. And a political ward-heeler, Terrence Dowd, who has a deceptive and dishonest plan to sell them all out in order to build a fight arena. But he meets his match in property-owner Claire Adamson. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1949 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Elyse Knox and Lon Chaney
2 September 2014 | by kevin olzakSee all my reviews

1949's "There's a Girl in My Heart" may have been a Poverty Row musicomedy, but served as a reunion of sorts for several players popular during Universal's wartime heyday, several of which were winding down their screen careers: Lee Bowman ("Buck Privates"), Gloria Jean ("Never Give a Sucker an Even Break"), Peggy Ryan ("Here Come the Co-Eds"), and in particular, the stars of "The Mummy's Tomb," Elyse Knox and Lon Chaney. Allied Artists (formerly Monogram) was the studio that produced this extremely rare title, utilizing one impressive street set representing the Bowery of 1899, with Lon Chaney channeling Lennie Small yet again, in the fairly sizable role of Johnny Colton, who leases a popular music hall run by shady Terrence Dowd (Lee Bowman), seeking to bilk his partner and the entire neighborhood to build a sports arena. Claire Adamson (Elyse Knox) is the property owner, joining the show rather than selling out, more than a match for Dowd's charisma-free womanizing (Chaney's gruff but lovable Colton lets his fists teach him a lesson). Director/producer Arthur Dreifuss, a former choreographer himself, does a fine job on a minuscule budget, Gloria Jean sings, Peggy Ryan tap dances, Iris Adrian ("Horror Island") puts in a brief appearance as well. Most delightful of all is Elyse Knox, already the mother of two (still two years away from giving birth to son Mark Harmon), really strutting her stuff on stage in what turned out to be her final film. It's just a shame that such a harmless little musical should be so overlooked for so many years, but it is at least available.


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