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Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)

Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.

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Richard Quine
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frankie Laine ... Frankie Laine
Billy Daniels ... Billy Daniels
Charlotte Austin ... Cathy Blake
Arthur Franz ... Phil Young
Ida Moore ... Martha Blake
Lloyd Corrigan ... Tobias aka Toby
Barbara Whiting ... Suzy Milligan
Ross Ford ... Elliott Livermore
Arthur Space ... Joe Brady
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clark Howat ... Disc Jockey (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.

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Up-in-the-clouds fun in an out-of-this-world musical

Genres:

Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castle in the Air See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Upon its re-release, this 1952 film was retitled "Castle in the Air", leading to much confusion on the part of television exhibitors who mistook this film for a British ghost fantasy, also released in 1952, whose ORIGINAL and only title was "Castle in the Air". Often TV stations who were actually showing "Rainbow Round My Shoulder" under its re-release title would think that they were showing the British fantasy film. The confusion persists to this day, as evidenced by Turner Classic Movies' recent showing of the Frankie Laine musical after announcing that the British fantasy film would be shown. See more »

Soundtracks

There's A Rainbow Round My Shoulder
Written by Al Jolson, Billy Rose and Dave Dreyer
Sung by Frankie Laine and Charlotte Austin
Charlotte Austin was dubbed by Jo Ann Greer
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A must see for fans of Frankie Laine & Billy Daniels
10 April 2000 | by rothwellstudiosSee all my reviews

This modestly budgeted musical was extremely popular in the UK on its release in 1953, featuring a few good songs (including the memorable "Girl in the Wood") performed by the ever popular Frankie Laine and by that marvellous showman Billy Daniels who subsequently became a major attraction at variety theatres all over Britain. So why do the television broadcasters never give us the chance to see this very pleasant movie again?


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