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There's No Business Like Show Business (16-Dec-1954)

Director: Walter Lang

Writers: Phoebe Ephron; Henry Ephron; Lamar Trotti

Lyrics and Music by: Irving Berlin

Producer: Sol C. Siegel

Keywords: Musical

The story of The Donahues, a vaudeville family, up through the Interwar years. Terry and molly's eldest son becomes a priest; another son falls for beautiful Vicky, though she is only interested in her career. Ethel Merman/Donald O'Connor vehicle in the aftermath of the unexpected success of Call Me Madam (1953). Marilyn Monroe is nowhere near the top of her game, and Johnnie Ray can't act at all. The final Irving Berlin songbook musical. Received Oscar nominations for Best Writing, Best Costume Design, and Best Score.

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CAST

Starring
Ethel Merman   ...   Molly Donahue
Donald O'Connor   ...   Tim Donahue
Marilyn Monroe   ...   Vicky
Dan Dailey   ...   Terence Donahue
Johnnie Ray   ...   Steve Donahue
Mitzi Gaynor   ...   Katy Donahue
with
Richard Eastham   ...   Lew Harris
Hugh O'Brian   ...   Charles Biggs
Frank McHugh   ...   Eddie Dugan
Rhys Williams   ...   Fr. Dineen
Lee Patrick   ...   Marge
Eve Miller   ...   Hat Check Girl
Robin Raymond   ...   Lillian Sawyer

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