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Say One for Me (1959)

Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working ... See full summary »


Frank Tashlin


Robert O'Brien
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Father Conroy
Debbie Reynolds ... Holly LeMaise aka Conroy
Robert Wagner ... Tony Vincent
Ray Walston ... Phil Stanley
Les Tremayne ... Harry LaMaise
Connie Gilchrist ... Mary
Frank McHugh ... Jim Dugan
Joe Besser ... Joe Greb
Alena Murray ... Sunny
Stella Stevens ... Chorine
Nina Shipman ... Fay Flagg
Sebastian Cabot ... Monsignor Francis Stratford
Judy Harriet Judy Harriet ... June January aka Dawn Easter


Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame. Written by Scott Jentsch <sjentsch@execpc.com>

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One of the films included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and how they got that way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »


[Father Conroy tries to reform Phil, an alcoholic]
Phil Stanley: I'm a little too old to still believe in Santa Claus.
Father Conroy: That's too bad, Phil. He still believes in you.
Phil Stanley: You're not talking about Santa Claus.
Father Conroy: Neither are you. You think you're going to find out what you lost in that bottle?
Phil Stanley: Maybe in the next one. I haven't tried all the bottles yet. But maybe I should get the Christmas spirit. Isn't this time of year when all the little girls and boys suddenly start to behave?
Father Conroy: That's not the real secret of Christmas, ...
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »


The Girl Most Likely to Succeed
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Debbie Reynolds and Robert Wagner
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Very good and underrated move
8 December 2002 | by jppmaineSee all my reviews

It's a shame this movie is not available in VHS or DVD. Very good acting by Ray Walston and Debbie Reynolds. Same solid acting and singing from Bing Crosby as he always gives. Why the critics panned this one is beyond me. Robert Wagner displayed very good singing and acting skills in this one and with all due respect to Debbie Reynolds in this one she was "hot". It's also a treat to see a very young Stella Stevens. All in all a good feel good movie. I highly recommend it.

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Release Date:

24 July 1959 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Divino o profano See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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