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My Wild Irish Rose (1947)

Approved | | Biography, Musical | 27 December 1947 (USA)
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... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Peter Milne (screen play), Rita Olcott (based upon a book by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Morgan ... Chauncey Olcott
Arlene Dahl ... Rose Donovan
Andrea King ... Lillian Russell
Alan Hale ... John Donovan
George Tobias ... Nick Popolis
George O'Brien ... 'Duke' Muldoon
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Brennan
Ben Blue ... Hopper
William Frawley ... William Scanlon
Don McGuire ... Terry O'Rourke
Charles Irwin Charles Irwin ... Foote
Paul Stanton ... Augustus Piton
George Cleveland ... Captain Brennan
Clifton Young ... Joe Brennan
Oscar O'Shea ... Pat Daly
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Storyline

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. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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A Giant Musical in Technicolor

Genres:

Biography | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi rosa silvestre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Hush-a-Bye, Wee Rose of Killarney
(1947)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by Dennis Morgan (uncredited)
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The movie just makes you feel good.
10 May 1999 | by none-85See all my reviews

One of the better musical bios. Dennis Morgan is great as the singer/composer Chauncey Olcutt. The supporting cast is very good, especially Andrea King as the glamorous Lillian Russell. The turn of the century atmosphere is the perfect setting. The technicolor is excellent. A simple plot, but the movie just makes you feel good. Morgan was always underrated as an actor and a singer.


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