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Where's Charley? (1952)

From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

George Abbott (play), John Monks Jr. | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ray Bolger ... Charley Wykeham
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Amy Spettigue (as Allyn McLerie)
Robert Shackleton Robert Shackleton ... Jack Chesney
Horace Cooper Horace Cooper ... Stephen Spettigue
Margaretta Scott ... Dona Lucia
Howard Marion-Crawford ... Sir Francis Chesney
Mary Germaine Mary Germaine ... Kitty Verdun
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Brassett
H.G. Stoker H.G. Stoker ... Wilkinson
Martin Miller ... Photographer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graham Leaman Graham Leaman ... Student
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Storyline

From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." Notable mainly for Frank Loesser's score and Ray Bolger's spectacular dance to "Once in Love with Amy."

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The stars, the songs, the gags and gals of the stage play burst on the screen in a riot of fun and color by TECHNICOLOR See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1952 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

La marraine de Charley See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the film's obvious appeal, it has not (as of 2010) been released on video or DVD. It was last aired on US Broadcast TV in the 1970s. See more »

Connections

Version of La tía de Carlos (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

MAKE A MIRACLE
(uncredited)
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by Ray Bolger and Allyn Ann McLerie
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vote for Where's Charley
14 May 2009 | by kayvan-5See all my reviews

You can go to Turner Home Movies website and vote for movies you'd like to see released on DVD. They keep a list, and Where's Charley is on there. You can also suggest other movies if you don't see them on the list. They've got tons of old movies, and apparently lots of them haven't been re-released yet. It's really a shame that something as classic as Where's Charley isn't available to adoring fans. To vote for Where's Charley you can just go to http://www.tcm.com/suggestamovie/index/#suggestions and complete their "suggestion" box & tell them why you want it. They send the list out to DVD companies regularly, apparently. It's worth a shot. Maybe we'll all be watching it again next year!


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