Best Things in Life Are Free

Best Things in Life Are Free

Director: Michael Curtiz

Cast: Gordon MacRae, Don Dailey, Sheree North

     
 

The Best Things in Life are Free is the tuneful if uninspired life story of popular composers DeSylva (Gordon MacRae), Brown (Ernest Borgnine) and Henderson (Dan Dailey). Pooling their talents, the trio rises from Tin Pan Alley to fame and fortune. The team's future is threatened when Buddy DeSylva becomes a big-time movie mogul, his ego expanding with his newSee more details below

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The Best Things in Life are Free is the tuneful if uninspired life story of popular composers DeSylva (Gordon MacRae), Brown (Ernest Borgnine) and Henderson (Dan Dailey). Pooling their talents, the trio rises from Tin Pan Alley to fame and fortune. The team's future is threatened when Buddy DeSylva becomes a big-time movie mogul, his ego expanding with his new responsibilities. But there's a happy ending, replete with a big, blow-out production number. Highlights include Sheree North and Jacques D'Amboise's dance deut to the tune of "Birth of the Blues"; this was North's first opportunity to play something other than a Marilyn Monroe type, and she acquits herself quite nicely. Other DeSylva-Brown-Henderson songs showcased throughout the film include "Button Up Your Overcoat," "Black Bottom," "Sunny Side Up" and the title number.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2012
UPC:
0024543857044
Original Release:
1956
Rating:
NR
Source:
Fox Mod
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
28,057

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gordon MacRae B.G. "Buddy" DeSylva
Don Dailey Ray Henderson
Sheree North Kitty
Ernest Borgnine Lew Brown
Tommy Noonan Carl
Murvyn Vye Manny
Phyllis Avery Maggie Henderson
Tony Galento Fingers
Norman Brooks Al Jolson
Jacques D'Amboise Specialty dancer
Roxanne Arlen Perky Nicholas
Byron Palmer Hollywood star
Linda Brace Jeannie Henderson
Patty Lou Hudson Susie Henderson
Larry Kerr Brewer
Charles Victor Andrews
Eugene Borden Louis
Harold Miller Percy, Reporter
Paul Glass Piano Player
Larry Keating Sheehan

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Rod Alexander Choreography
William Bowers Screenwriter
Henry Ephron Producer
Phoebe Ephron Screenwriter
Bill Foster Choreography
Lionel Newman Score Composer
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Dorothy Spencer Editor

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