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My Wild Irish Rose (24-Dec-1947)

Director: David Butler

Writer: Peter Milne

Based on a book: Song in His Heart by Rita Olcott

Producer: William Jacobs

Keywords: Musical

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sara Allgood
31-Oct-1879 13-Sep-1950 How Green Was My Valley
Ben Blue
12-Sep-1901 7-Mar-1975 The Big Broadcast of 1938
George Cleveland
17-Sep-1885 15-Jul-1957 Gramps on Lassie
Arlene Dahl
11-Aug-1928   Three Little Words
William Frawley
26-Feb-1887 3-Mar-1966 Fred on I Love Lucy
Alan Hale, Sr.
10-Feb-1892 22-Jan-1950 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Andrea King
1-Feb-1919 22-Apr-2003 Hotel Berlin
Dennis Morgan
20-Dec-1908 7-Sep-1994 My Wild Irish Rose
George O'Brien
19-Apr-1899 4-Sep-1985 Sunrise
Grady Sutton
5-Apr-1906 17-Sep-1995 The Bank Dick
George Tobias
14-Jul-1901 27-Feb-1980 Abner Kravitz on Bewitched


Dennis Morgan   ...   Chauncey Olcott
Arlene Dahl   ...   Rose Donovan
Andrea King   ...   Lillian Russell
Alan Hale, Sr.   ...   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   ...   Foote
Paul Stanton   ...   Augustus Piton
George Cleveland   ...   Capt. Brennan
Clifton Young   ...   Joe Brennan
Oscar O'Shea   ...   Pat Daly
Ruby Dandridge   ...   Della
Grady Sutton   ...   Brown
Three Tycoons
William Davidson   ...   Brewster
Douglas Wood   ...   Rawson
Charles Marsh   ...   Stone
Dance Specialties
Igor Dega   ...   Dancer
Pierre Andre   ...   Dancer
The Three Dunhills   ...   Dancers
Lou Wills, Jr.   ...   Dancer


Review by Loraine Grether (posted on 7-Mar-2005)

I loved this movie and wish I could find a VHS of it. A light-hearted singing bouquet. Dennis Morgan had a beautiful, lilting, Irish tenor that sent his joy to all of us fortunate enough to hear it. He always appeared to love life and I hope he had a good one. His bio shows him to be a good husband and father and I wish his family all the best. No scandal and the same wife for all of his life. Couldn't ask for better than that. I do have the 78s of The Desert Song. I wish I could see this oldie too.

Review by Charles Rowe (posted on 18-Mar-2005)

I watched, and recorded, this film on Turner Classic Movies last night. They evidently own it. They show it about every two-three years.

Probably the best musical movie ever made.

Story, cast, ability of the cast, Americana, camera work, sound work, color, are all beyond superb.

It is a shame that all of the folks can't get to see this. All immigrants to this country should see it. The Olcott's were all recent immigrants.


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