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Where's Charley? (1952)

From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

George Abbott (play), John Monks Jr. | 1 more credit »
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1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ray Bolger ... Charley Wykeham
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Amy Spettigue (as Allyn McLerie)
Robert Shackleton Robert Shackleton ... Jack Chesney
Horace Cooper Horace Cooper ... Stephen Spettigue
Margaretta Scott ... Dona Lucia
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Sir Francis Chesney
Mary Germaine Mary Germaine ... Kitty Verdun
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Brassett
H.G. Stoker H.G. Stoker ... Wilkinson
Martin Miller ... Photographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graham Leaman Graham Leaman ... Student
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From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." Notable mainly for Frank Loesser's score and Ray Bolger's spectacular dance to "Once in Love with Amy."

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Taglines:

The Laugh 'n' Song Sensation of the Show World! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

Connections

Version of Charley's Aunt (1911) See more »

Soundtracks

The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students' Conservatory Band
(uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Performed by Allyn McLerie, Robert Shackleton, Mary Germaine and Ensemble
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Where is this film?
17 August 2006 | by dmneSee all my reviews

Can someone please explain to me why this delightful film has never been released on DVD or VHS? Does it have something to do with securing the rights? Just curious to see if anyone knows the answer. This is one of Bolger's best films, and also a rare starring role for Allyn McLerie. So sad that she never quite made it to stardom. Other than this film, I've seen her in "Calamity Jane" and "Desert Song". Although relegated to supporting roles in both, she was wonderful. I especially enjoy her Katie Brown in the latter. Like one of the other commenters, I have always wondered why she never really became a "star". Please, whomever is keeping this film from being released, let the public once again enjoy this wonderful film.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1952 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

La marraine de Charley See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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