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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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irlantilainen ruusuni See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Penny Edwards. 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

Mother Machree
(1910) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball and Chauncey Olcott
Lyrics by Rida Johnson Young
Played when Chauncey is saying goodbye to his mother and later sung by Dennis Morgan
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An Irish Celebration!
17 March 2004 | by DejaelSee all my reviews

This excellent musical movie, in beautiful Technicolor, is so wonderful it's enough to make every person of Irish descent feel proud. Full of the joy and celebration of all things Irish, a fine cast, with brilliant settings and superb theatrical trappings, lovely Irish music and the superlative Irish tenor voice of star Dennis Morgan, 'tis the luck o' the Irish to have such a marvelous movie to enjoy over and over again! Not just just for St. Patty's Day, mind you, but for all year round.

One of the jewels produced by Jack L. Warner during his heyday as studio boss in Burbank in the 1940s.

Shame on Warner Brothers for not having this fine picture available on home video and DVD!


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