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Director Michael Curtiz' 1956 showbiz musical, about the careers of the early-20th-century songwriting trio DeSylva, Brown and Henderson, stars Dan Dailey, Gordon MacRae, Ernest Borgnine, Sheree North, Tommy Noonan, Larry Keating, Murvyn Vye, Jacques D'Amboise and Phyllis Avery.

  1. John O'Hara


  2. Phoebe Ephron


  3. William Bowers


  4. Michael Curtiz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gordon MacRae

    Gordon MacRae

    B.G. 'Buddy' De Sylva

  2. Dan Dailey

    Dan Dailey

    Ray Henderson

  3. Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Lew Brown

  4. Sheree North

    Sheree North

    Kitty Kane

  5. Tommy Noonan

    Tommy Noonan

    Carl Frisbee

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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 28, 1956


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget -

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