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The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 29 April 1950 (USA)
Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Jack Rose (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
June Haver ... Patricia O'Grady
Gordon MacRae ... Tony Pastor
James Barton ... Dennis O'Grady
S.Z. Sakall ... Miklos 'Mike' Teretzky (as Cuddles Sakall)
Gene Nelson ... Doug Martin
Sean McClory ... James Moore
Debbie Reynolds ... Maureen O'Grady
Marcia Mae Jones ... Katie O'Grady (as Marsha Jones)
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Murphy
Virginia Lee ... Virginia Lee
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Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his wife's early demise. Thus he doesn't want his daughters involved in any way with performing arts, so when she falls for a performer, successful Tony Pastor, their love faces a challenge from dad. As might be expected, there are some complications, but there is finally acceptance and reunion as father and daughter reconcile by the end of the movie. Thirteen songs and eight dances surround the dialog in this comedy/ musical. This film is also the first major role for Debbie Reynolds (Maureen O'Grady). Written by horacep

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She's the Words and Music in All America's Heart!

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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Trivia

Speaking debut of Debbie Reynolds; she had been in June Bride (1948) previously, but without dialogue. See more »

Goofs

Tony Pastor was born in 1837 so he would have been MUCH older than Gordon Macrae. See more »

Connections

References A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played when the clown performs a balancing act
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Charming Nostalgia--and showbiz talent
17 March 2017 | by MaryLois40See all my reviews

This is a delightful glimpse of New York show business in the early 20th century. The story is appropriately corny and satisfyingly well acted, offering some charming songs and dances with some of the best performers in the 1950s, and a virtuoso turn by an old vaudevillian (James Barton) doing the kind of work we don't see onstage (or in movies) anymore. Barton's touching "drunk" dance in the bar, and his hilarious eccentric skating number at the end of the film show us a vivid picture of the kind of performing that was expected in the best days of vaudeville. The plot is predictable, but Gordon McCrae, June Haver, and Gene Nelson are a pleasure to behold, and Debbie Reynolds' debut gives a hint of what we could have expected from her. Also, it's as good as S.Z. Sakall ever was, and that's saying a lot. Watch it to experience a wave of nostalgia like none you've ever known.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Filha de Rosie O'Grady See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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