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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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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

Ray Bolger won Broadway's 1949 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Where's Charley?," a part he recreated in the film version. See more »

Connections

Version of La zia di Carlo (1913) 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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I've seen it and remember the song
8 April 2008 | by rich920215See all my reviews

I was only seven years old when my parents took us kids to see Where's Charley? I have never forgotten it or the song Once In Love With Amy which Ray Bolger sang. I was madly in love with Amy myself after we left the movie. I still remember the opening words, Once In Love With Amy and the melody they were sung to. I'd love to see this on DVD too. Why can't Hollywood get all these old movies out to DVD anyway? They are leaving gold buried in the vaults. What I mostly remember about the movie was the dancing Ray Bolger performed, although I don't remember Amy dancing or not, but I assume she did too. Too bad the IMDb contains no pictures of the actress who played Amy, Allyn Ann McLerie. I'd love to see what she looks like now, or then, so maybe I could understand why I fell in love with her when I was only seven.


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