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The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 29 April 1950 (USA)
Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Jack Rose (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
June Haver ... Patricia O'Grady
Gordon MacRae ... Tony Pastor
James Barton ... Dennis O'Grady
S.Z. Sakall ... Miklos 'Mike' Teretzky (as Cuddles Sakall)
Gene Nelson ... Doug Martin
Sean McClory ... James Moore
Debbie Reynolds ... Maureen O'Grady
Marcia Mae Jones ... Katie O'Grady (as Marsha Jones)
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Murphy
Virginia Lee ... Virginia Lee
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Storyline

Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his wife's early demise. Thus he doesn't want his daughters involved in any way with performing arts, so when she falls for a performer, successful Tony Pastor, their love faces a challenge from dad. As might be expected, there are some complications, but there is finally acceptance and reunion as father and daughter reconcile by the end of the movie. Thirteen songs and eight dances surround the dialog in this comedy/ musical. This film is also the first major role for Debbie Reynolds (Maureen O'Grady). Written by horacep

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She's the Words and Music in All America's Heart!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Filha de Rosie O'Grady See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Speaking debut of Debbie Reynolds; she had been in June Bride (1948) previously, but without dialogue. See more »

Goofs

Tony Pastor was born in 1837 so he would have been MUCH older than Gordon Macrae. See more »

Connections

References A Hare Grows in Manhattan (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

The Thunderer
(uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played during the parade at the beginning
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Great music and great cast in a Christmas movie to watch every year.
2 November 2008 | by dalrymple-3See all my reviews

Here is a delightful musical comedy movie that should be put out on DVD so everyone can enjoy viewing it during the Christmas holiday season. If nothing else, it should be released in a box set of Christmas movies. In our opinion this film is drastically underrated by other critics. This is June Haver's best movie and Gordon Macrae is also outstanding and in excellent voice. Debbie Reynolds, in her film debut, and Gene Nelson are also very good. All of the songs are well done and memorable and we would like to see a CD soundtrack release, also. It has a strong plot that takes place during the 1890's. Some of the characters may have come from real life, but the plot, I am sure, is pretty much fiction. This movie is very entertaining all the way through to the wonderful grand musical and comedy finale. We try to watch it every year around the holiday season.


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