The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his true love Rose Donovan and stage star Lillian Russell, who wants to make him a star.
A Giant Musical in Technicolor
Did You Know?
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Saturday 1 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Bellingham WA Sunday 30 September 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12), in Bloomington IN Saturday 17 November 1956 on WTTV (Channel 4), in Spokane Saturday 15 December 1956 on KREM (Channel 2), in San Francisco Tuesday 25 December 1956 on KRON (Channel 4), in Miami Wednesday 26 December 1956 on WTVJ (Channel 4), and in Los Angeles Sunday 6 January 1957 on KTLA (Channel 5). At this time, color broadcasting was in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so these film showings were still in B&W. Most viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. In Honolulu it enjoyed its first colorcast Thursday 8 August 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13) and in Philadelphia it was first offered a colorcast presentation Wednesday 11 May 1960 on WFIL (Channel 6). See more
During the fight in the apartment, a wide shot shows a bad guy getting punched, sent across the room, and crashing into a small table, demolishing it. The very next shot shows the table once more intact and untouched until the same bad guy crashes into it again. See more
Hush-a-Bye, Wee Rose of Killarney
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by Dennis Morgan
(uncredited) See more