The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady

  • Film
  • Drama
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Nowhere near as satisfying as Stage Door as a backstage epic, this period musical attempts to evoke the good old days of vaudeville, an era for which Hollywood had an extravagant, irrational affection. June Haver plays an ingenue who hits the boards against her father's wishes; the ensuing drama tends towards wide-eyed sentimentalism. Still, it's worth watching if only to witness the struggle to get into the next big musical number, and for a sterling performance from SZ 'Cuddles' Sakall, the rotund, white-haired comedian who duplicated this bumbling, fatherly role in dozens of films, including Casablanca.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: David Butler
Screenwriter: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Peter Milne
Cast: June Haver
Gordon MacRae
Debbie Reynolds
Gene Nelson
James Barton
SZ Sakall
Jane Darwell
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