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).
She's the Words and Music in All America's Heart!
Did You Know?
(Dennis O'Grady) was an actual vaudeville song and dance man before breaking into movies. See more
Tony Pastor was born in 1837 so he would have been MUCH older than Gordon Macrae. See more
References A Hare Grows in Manhattan
The Rose of Tralee
Music by Charles W. Glover
Lyrics by C. Mordaunt Spencer
Sung by Gordon MacRae See more