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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 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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The stars, the songs, the gags and gals of the stage play burst on the screen in a riot of fun and color by TECHNICOLOR See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Details

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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Trivia

The Broadway production opened at the St. James Theater on October 11, 1948 and ran for 792 performances. Ray Bolger Allyn Ann McLerieand Horace Cooper reprised their roles in the movie version. See more »

Connections

Version of Charley's Tante (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

THE NEW ASHMOLEAN MARCHING SOCIETY AND STUDENTS' CONSERVATORY BAND
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by the Ensemble
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Filmed showstopper.
25 January 2007 | by djhbookloverSee all my reviews

I was fortunate to see this film while a freshman in college the year it was released. Having always enjoyed musical theater I loved the movie. Unfortunately I never got to see it again until it showed up once on television about thirty years ago. By that time I had the British original cast recording with Norman Wisdom so I knew the songs and found it even more fun. Then we saw a Ray Bolger nightclub act and I got to speak with him afterward. His "Once in Love With Amy" was the high point of his act as it was in the Broadway show. In the movie he repeats his famous interaction with an audience during that number as he did on the stage. According to Cy Feuer it was that number and that interaction that made the show a hit. I agree that this movie is part of show business history and should be available on DVD.


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