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My Wild Irish Rose

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The Warner Bros. musical My Wild Irish Rose purports to tell the life story of popular 19th century balladeer Chauncey Olcott-or at least, the version set down by Olcott's daughter Rita. Starting his career in minstrel shows, Olcott (Dennis Morgan) is given his first break by stage luminary Lillian Russell (Andrea King), who casts him as her Broadway leading man. Though their relationship is platonic so far as Russell is concerned, the newspapers have a field day concocting an imaginary romance, driving a wedge ...
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Overview

The Warner Bros. musical My Wild Irish Rose purports to tell the life story of popular 19th century balladeer Chauncey Olcott-or at least, the version set down by Olcott's daughter Rita. Starting his career in minstrel shows, Olcott (Dennis Morgan) is given his first break by stage luminary Lillian Russell (Andrea King), who casts him as her Broadway leading man. Though their relationship is platonic so far as Russell is concerned, the newspapers have a field day concocting an imaginary romance, driving a wedge between Olcott and his hometown sweetheart Rose Donovan (Arlene Dahl). No matter what his personal problems, Olcott rises to heretofore unimagined show-biz heights with his sentimental Irish ballads, including "A Little Bit of Heaven," "Mother Macree" and, of course, the title tune. I Love Lucy fans will be amused by the casting of a generously toupeed William Frawley as famed Irish tenor William Scanlan, who after his voice fails him generously passes the torch of celebrity to Olcott.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • UPC: 883316236567
  • Original Release: 1947
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 24,568

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sara Allgood Mrs. Brennan
Ben Blue Hopper
George Cleveland Capt. Brennan
Arlene Dahl Rose Donovan
Ruby Dandridge Della
Andrea King Lillian Russell
Dennis Morgan Chauncey Olcott
William Frawley William Scanlan
Alan Hale John Donovan
Charles Irwin Toots
Charles Marsh Stone
Don McGuire Terry O'Rourke
George O'Brien William (Duke) Muldoon
Oscar O'Shea Pat Daly
Paul Stanton Augustus Piton
Grady Sutton Brown
George Tobias Nick Popolis
Douglas Wood Rawson
Billy Greene Riverboat Captain
Igor Dega
Rodney Bell Pat
Monte Blue Bartender
Edward Clark Justice of the Peace
Gino Corrado Maitre 'D
William B. Davidson Brewster
Penny Edwards Singer
Ross Ford Office Boy
William Gould Mr. O'Rourke
Winifred Harris Stage Mother
Brandon Hurst Michael, the Gardener
Eddie Kane Joe Webb
Peggy Knudsen Eileen, the leading lady
Robert Lowell Tenor
Philo McCullough Theater Manager
Forbes Murray Stage Father
Eddie Parker Bruiser
Tom Stevenson Lee
Andrew Tombes Herman
Emmett Vogan Doctor
Clifton Young Joe Brennan
Technical Credits
David Butler Director
Harry Barndollar Special Effects
Robert Burks Special Effects
Edward Carrere Art Director
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Edwin Gilbert Screenwriter
Ray Heindorf Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
William Jacobs Producer
Peter Milne Screenwriter
Irene Morra Editor
LeRoy J. Prinz Choreography
Lyle B. Reifsnider Set Decoration/Design
William Skall Cinematographer
Max Steiner Score Composer
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