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Top o' the Morning (1949)

A singing insurance investigator comes to Ireland to recover the stolen Blarney Stone...and romance the local policeman's daughter.

Director:

David Miller

Writers:

Edmund Beloin (original screenplay), Richard L. Breen (original screenplay) (as Richard Breen)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... Joe Mulqueen
Ann Blyth ... Conn McNaughton
Barry Fitzgerald ... Sergeant Briany McNaughton
Hume Cronyn ... Hughie Devine
Eileen Crowe Eileen Crowe ... Biddy O'Devlin
John McIntire ... Inspector Fallon
Tudor Owen ... Cormac Gillespie
Jimmy Hunt ... Pearse O'Neill
Morgan Farley ... Edwin Livesley
John Eldredge ... E. L. Larkin
John 'Skins' Miller John 'Skins' Miller ... Dowdler
John Costello John Costello ... Village Gossip
Dick Ryan Dick Ryan ... Clark O'Ryan
Bernard Cauley Bernard Cauley ... Boy
Paul Connelly Paul Connelly ... Boy
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Storyline

One bright morning, the villagers near Blarney Castle, Ireland hear terrible news: the famed Blarney Stone has been stolen. Enter Joe Mulqueen, singing insurance investigator from New York. The lovely daughter of police sergeant McNaughton soon catches Joe's eye, and oddly enough Joe fulfills an ancient prophecy of who her lover will be. Meanwhile, Joe does find time to do a little investigating... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

BING 'n' BARRY Together Again...For More Songs, More Fun Than "Going My Way" and "Welcome Stranger"

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ballade i Irland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bing Crosby had wanted Deanna Durbin to costar in this picture and also in his next vehicle for Paramount, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949). Miss Durbin, about to retire from the screen with the finish of her Universal-International contract on August 31, 1949, declined both offers from Bing. In place of Miss Durbin, Universal loaned Ann Blyth to Paramount for the first Crosby picture. See more »

Quotes

Biddy O'Devlin: It does little good to put a curse on Americans. They don't seem to know the difference.
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Soundtracks

OH, 'TIS SWEET TO THINK
(uncredited)
Written by Thomas Moore
Sung by Ann Blyth and Bing Crosby
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Very charming with wonderful songs, funny script.
25 February 2001 | by doghouse-8See all my reviews

This was a very enjoyable movie. The plot sounds silly, but the script is quite witty and the characters are really well done. Barry Fitzgerald and Hume Cronyn are especially good as the police sergeant and his assistant. Bing Crosby plays Bing Crosby, but that's ok with me, since the songs in this one are lovely to listen to. The plot however, does turn surprisingly dark towards the end, but that's a minor point. I watched this on AMC so I'm sure it will play again sometime......if it's on, watch it......you won't be disappointed.


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