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Irish Eyes Are Smiling Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

This Technicolor musical biopic stars Argentina-born Dick Haymes as Irish-American composer Ernest R. Ball. Climbing to fame with such sentimental songs as "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" (hence the title), Ball romances a lovely showgirl (June Haver), who in turn catches the eye of a charming underworld character (Anthony Quinn). Monty Woolley does a variation of Monty Woolley in his role as a roguish Broadway producer. Seldom cluttering up its story with the facts, Irish Eyes are Smiling is chiefly a showcase for the superb singing of Dick Haymes. The film was produced by legendary journalist Damon Runyon, which should surprise several citizens more than somewhat. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:October 19, 1944

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alfred Newman Best Score - Musical 1944 Nominee

Cast

Monty Woolley
as Edgar Brawley
June Haver
as Mary "Irish" O'Brien
Dick Haymes
as Ernest R. Ball
Anthony Quinn
as Al Jackson
Veda Ann Borg
as Belle La Tour
Clarence Kolb
as Betz
Leonard Warren
as Metropolitan Opera Singer
Blanche Thebom
as Metropolitan Opera Singer
Chick Chandler
as Stage Manager
Michael Dalmatoff
as Headwaiter
Marion Martin
as Prima Donna
William Newell
as Ticket Clerk
Pat O'Malley
as Steward
Minerva Urecal
as Militant Wife
Kenny Williams
as Specialty Dancer
Eddie Acuff
as Harry
Marietta Canty
as Phoebe the Maid
Maurice Cass
as Dr. Medford
George Chandler
as Electrician
Art Foster
as Sparring Partner
Mary Gordon
as Irish Woman
Arthur Hohl
as Barker
John Farrell MacDonald
as Doorman
Frank Marlowe
as Messenger
Leo Mostovoy
as Pawnbroker
Joey Ray
as 2nd Electrician
Harry Seymour
as Pianist
John Sheehan
as Referee
Ray Spiker
as Acrobat
Emmett Vogan
as Purser
Ray Walker
as Messenger
Beverly Whitney
as Lucille Lacey
Robert E. Homans
as Policeman
Charles Wilson
as Detective
Kenny Williams
as Specialty Dancer
Ray Walker
as Messenger
John Sheehan
as Referee
Robert E. Homans
as Policeman
John Farrell MacDonald
as Doorman
Emmett Vogan
as Purser
Mary Gordon
as Irish Woman
Frank Marlowe
as Messenger
Beverly Whitney
as Lucille Lacey
Eddie Acuff
as Harry
Maurice Cass
as Dr. Medford
George Chandler
as Electrician
Pat O'Malley
as Steward
William Newell
as Ticket Clerk
Ray Spiker
as Acrobat
Arthur Hohl
as Barker
Art Foster
as Sparring Partner
Minerva Urecal
as Militant Wife
Harry Seymour
as Pianist
Joey Ray
as 2nd Electrician
Leo Mostovoy
as Pawnbroker
Marietta Canty
as Phoebe the Maid

Crew

Gregory Ratoff
Director
Charles Henderson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harmon Jones
Editor
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Al Orenbach
Set Designer
Fred Sersen
Special Effects
Hermes Pan
Choreography
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