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The Best Things in Life Are Free (28-Sep-1956)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: John O'Hara (story); William Bowers; Phoebe Ephron

Keywords: Musical

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jacques d'Amboise
Dancer
28-Jul-1934   Founder of the National Dance Institute
Phyllis Avery
Actor
14-Nov-1922 19-May-2011 Peggy McNulty on Meet Mr. McNulty
Ernest Borgnine
Actor
24-Jan-1917 8-Jul-2012 Marty
Dan Dailey
Actor
14-Dec-1913 16-Oct-1978 When My Baby Smiles at Me
Larry Keating
Actor
13-Jun-1896 26-Aug-1963 Roger Addison on Mister Ed
Gordon MacRae
Actor
12-Mar-1921 24-Jan-1986 Oklahoma
Tommy Noonan
Actor
29-Apr-1922 24-Apr-1968 A Star is Born
Sheree North
Actor
17-Jan-1933 4-Nov-2005 How to Be Very, Very Popular
Murvyn Vye
Actor
15-Jul-1913 17-Aug-1976 Pickup on South Street

REVIEWS

Review by Mort and Lois Homer (posted on 24-Feb-2005)

My wife and I watched this film that I taped about a week ago. We both found this film very enjoyable for its story line and terrific music. We both grew up with the musicals of the fifties as we were in our teens. This was the period when the music was lively. The stars were terrific. Sheree North was a terrific dancer and singer. If I remember correctly most of her movies had her do only a couple numbers. In this film she did a good amount of entertaining songs and dances. I remember years ago if she was included in the cast I knew the film would be excellent. Ernest Borgnine, Dan Dailey, Gordon MacRae were all very good in their roles as the three song writers. The Birth of The Blues song and dance features in this production has to be rated a ten. We really enjoyed this film.


Review by shari (posted on 10-Jun-2007)

Very entertaining movie featuring great songs and choreography. Definitely one of the best of the movie musicals of it's era. I particularly enjoyed seeing a sexier side of Gordon Macrae in this movie, rarely seen in his other movies. I wish I could find a copy of it for my collection. Does anyone know why this movie has not been released on video tape or DVD?


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