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Look for the Silver Lining (23-Jun-1949)

Director: David Butler

Writers: Henry Ephron; Phoebe Ephron; Bert Kalmar; Harry Ruby; Marian Spitzer

Producer: William Jacobs

Keywords: Musical, Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ray Bolger
10-Jan-1904 15-Jan-1987 The Wizard of Oz Scarecrow
Walter Catlett
4-Feb-1889 14-Nov-1960 Bringing Up Baby
Rosemary DeCamp
14-Nov-1910 20-Feb-2001 Yankee Doodle Dandy
June Haver
10-Jun-1926 4-Jul-2005 Irish Eyes Are Smiling
Gordon MacRae
12-Mar-1921 24-Jan-1986 Oklahoma
Charles Ruggles
8-Feb-1886 23-Dec-1970 Bringing Up Baby
S. Z. Sakall
2-Feb-1884 12-Feb-1955 Casablanca


June Haver   ...   Marilyn Miller
Ray Bolger   ...   Jack Donahue
Gordon MacRae   ...   Frank Carter
Charles Ruggles   ...   Mr. Miller
Rosemary DeCamp   ...   Mrs. Miller
Lee Wilde   ...   Claire Miller
Lyn Wilde   ...   Ruth Miller
Dick Simmons   ...   Henry Doran
S. Z. Sakall   ...   Shendorf
Walter Catlett   ...   Himself
Oleg Tupine   ...   Ballet Dancer
George Zoritch   ...   Ballet Dancer


Review by anonymous (posted on 5-Mar-2006)

This is one of my all time favorite bio-pics of the era. And as usually happened a lot of the real biography of Marilyn Miller was not dealt with. The movie shines in recreating the wonderful songs of that period - especially the Zigfield numbers- in which June and Gordon shone. Ray Bolger, as always, supplied comedy and his special dance abilities. This movie was interesting in that unlike other movies of the time did not have a happy ending. The "silver lining" was not that easy to capture. June Haver was great in the role -although I understand that the real Marily Miller was anything but the sweet thing portrayed in this film. None the less great songs like the title number, "Sunny", "Dancing in the Dark" and others makes the movie quite enjoyable. It is out on VHS

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