Irene

Irene

Director: Herbert Wilcox Cast: Anna Neagle, Ray Milland, Roland Young

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Overview

Irene

In this remake of the 1926 silent hit (which was in turn based on a hit musical from 1919), Anna Neagle stars as Irene O'Dare, an Irish girl of humble beginnings who comes to New York in search of work. She finds a place as a shopgirl at a fashionable and expensive boutique managed by Mr. Smith (Roland Young). Irene does well at her new job and soon finds that two wealthy men are vying for her affections. Don Marshall (Ray Milland), the owner of the store, is much attracted to Irene, but so is socialite Bob Vincent (Alan Marshal), which does not come as a pleasant surprise to Eleanor Worth (Marsha Hunt), Bob's sweetheart. Irene features several (but not all) of the songs from the original stage production, including "Castle of Dreams," "Worthy of You," "You've Got Me out on a Limb," and "There's Something in the Air." The "Alice Blue Gown" number was shot in Technicolor, while the remainder of the film is in black and white.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/22/2014
UPC: 0888574018344
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 43,593

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Neagle Irene O'Dare
Ray Milland Don Marshall
Roland Young Mr. Smith
Alan Marshal Bob Vincent
May Robson Granny O'Dare
Billie Burke Mrs. Herman Vincent
Arthur Treacher Betherton
Marsha Hunt Eleanor Worth
Isabel Jewell Jane McGee
Doris Nolan Lillian
Stuart Robertson Freddie
Ethel Griffies Princess Minetti
Rod Bacon Usher
Roxanne Barkley Helen
Julie Compton Emily Newlands Grey
Alex D'Arcy Dumont, the Couturier
Sam Harris Guest
Louis Jean Heydt Biffy Webster, the Columnist
Tommy Kelly Michael O'Dare
Rosemary La Planche Dance Extra
Hattie Noel Mama
Tom Quinn Actor
Cyril Ring Actor
Sid Saylor Gardener
Larry Steers Actor
Martha Tilton Susie Smith
Nella Walker Mrs. Marshall

Technical Credits
Herbert Wilcox Director,Producer
Aida Broadbent Choreography
Anthony Collins Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph McCarthy Songwriter
Russell Metty Cinematographer
Alice Duer Miller Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Edward Stevenson Costumes/Costume Designer
Harry Tierney Songwriter
Vernon Walker Special Effects
Elmo Williams Editor
L.P. Williams Art Director

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