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Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 30 July 1949 (USA)
This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Phoebe Ephron (screenplay), Henry Ephron (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
June Haver ... Marilyn Miller
Ray Bolger ... Jack Donahue
Gordon MacRae ... Frank Carter
Charles Ruggles ... Caro 'Pop' Miller
Rosemary DeCamp ... Mama Miller
Lee Wilde ... Claire Miller
Lyn Wilde ... Ruth Miller
Dick Simmons ... Henry Doran
S.Z. Sakall ... Shendorf
Walter Catlett ... Walter Catlett
George Zoritch ... Ballet Specialty
Oleg Tupine Oleg Tupine ... Ballet Specialty
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Storyline

This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way to Broadway stardom, frequently in company with her mentor, dancer Jack Donahue (Ray Bolger). Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stern vom Broadway 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Joan Leslie was originally considered for the Marilyn Miller role before June Haver was cast. See more »

Goofs

When Marilyn Miller rehearses for the "Profiles of 1914," the troupe is performing a George Gershwin song, "Oh Gee! Oh Joy!," that wasn't written until 1927. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Story of Will Rogers (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Ray Bolger and June Haver and others at the party
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Lavish, underrated musical bio of Marilyn Miller...
22 April 2001 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

When June Haver finally got the top musical role of her career, it was Ray Bolger who stole the show. A more accomplished musical actress might have made this musical more than a routine, pleasant backstage story that is actually an incomplete bio of the great Broadway star. The production numbers are fine, the supporting cast is excellent and the technicolor glows--but it's never more than a routine musical with June Haver appealing as the talented singer/dancer who became a Broadway favorite and Gordon MacRae in fine voice as the man she loves but ultimately loses to an untimely accident. Not great, but worth seeing for Ray Bolger's inimitable way with a dance step in some show-stopping routines. Nice supporting players include Rosemary DeCamp, Charles Ruggles and S.Z. ("Cuddles") Sakall.


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