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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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Storyline

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!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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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 »

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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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Trivia

James Barton (Dennis O'Grady) was an actual vaudeville song and dance man before breaking into movies. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Chatterbox Rag
(uncredited)
Music by George Botsford
Danced by June Haver and Gene Nelson
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slight Warners musical fare
30 November 2003 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Rosie O'Grady's daughters (Marsha Jones as Katie, June Haver as Patricia, Debbie Reynolds as Maureen) live with their father (James Barton), a former vaudevilian who is still in mourning for their mother and harbouring a grudge against the theatre.

Really the interest of the film is in the musical sequences, featuring Haver with co-stars Gordon MacRae and Gene Nelson, but the story, although entertaining in parts, is so slight as to be nonexistent. It is a pleasant enough way to pass the time, though.


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