The Birth of a Star (1944)

Approved | | Short | November 1944 (USA)
Featurette compilation of three Educational Pictures short subjects: "Dime a Dance," "Getting an Eyeful," and "Cupid Takes a Holiday." Released in 1945 to cash in on Danny Kaye's stardom in "Up in Arms" (1944).

Director:

William Watson

Writers:

Marcy Klauber (stories), Arthur L. Jarrett (stories) (as Arthur Jarrett) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Danny Kaye ... Nicolai Nicolaiovich, clips from 3 shorts (archive footage)
Hank Henry ... Comic, clip from 'Dime a Dance' (archive footage)
Imogene Coca ... Dancer, clip from 'Dime a Dance' (archive footage)
Charles Kemper ... Henry Groper, clip from 'Getting an Eyeful' (archive footage)
June Allyson ... Dancer, clip from 'Dime a Dance' (archive footage) (as June Allison)
Barry Sullivan ... Sailor, clip from 'Dime a Dance' (archive footage)
Sally Starr ... Eleanor, clip from 'Getting an Eyeful' (archive footage)
Clyde Fillmore Clyde Fillmore ... Buddy, clip from 'Getting an Eyeful' (archive footage)
Jack Squires Jack Squires ... Stooge, clip fom 'Getting an Eyeful' (archive footage)
Jack Hartley Jack Hartley ... Stooge, clip from 'Getting an Eyeful' (archive footage)
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Storyline

Featurette compilation of three Educational Pictures short subjects: "Dime a Dance," "Getting an Eyeful," and "Cupid Takes a Holiday." Released in 1945 to cash in on Danny Kaye's stardom in "Up in Arms" (1944).

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Taglines:

You'll go KAYE-razy over Danny...funniest honey of a comic that ever clowned his way into your heart! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Short

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1944 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in Detroit Thursday 21 July 1949 on WJBK (Channel 2). See more »

Connections

Edited from Dime a Dance (1937) See more »

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