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Look for the Silver Lining (1949)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Musical | 30 July 1949 (USA)
This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way ... See full summary »

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Phoebe Ephron (screenplay), Henry Ephron (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
June Haver ... Marilyn Miller
Ray Bolger ... Jack Donahue
Gordon MacRae ... Frank Carter
Charles Ruggles ... Caro 'Pop' Miller
Rosemary DeCamp ... Mama Miller
Lee Wilde ... Claire Miller
Lyn Wilde ... Ruth Miller
Dick Simmons ... Henry Doran
S.Z. Sakall ... Shendorf
Walter Catlett ... Walter Catlett
George Zoritch ... Ballet Specialty
Oleg Tupine Oleg Tupine ... Ballet Specialty
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This musical biopic chronicles the vaudeville-to-Broadway story of 1920s' star Marilyn Miller (June Haver). From her start on the boards in Findlay, Ohio, Marilyn sings and dances her way to Broadway stardom, frequently in company with her mentor, dancer Jack Donahue (Ray Bolger). Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stern vom Broadway See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joan Leslie was originally considered for the Marilyn Miller role before June Haver was cast. See more »

Goofs

In the opening framing sequence, late-1940's model cars are seen in the background as the camera shows the theater where Marilyn Miller is going to star in a revival of "Sally." Marilyn Miller died in 1936. See more »

Connections

Edited into The Story of Will Rogers (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

San Antonio
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne
Played when Pop tells Marilyn to keep the pratfall in the act
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Beautiful music
12 February 2012 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Colorful but with only a cursory acquaintance with the actual facts of Marilyn Miller's life this is an enjoyable musical but worthless as biography.

June Haver is sunny and beautiful as the legendary star but misses giving any real sense of who she was. Charlie Ruggles and Rosemary DeCamp do what they can with thinly written roles as her parents and S. Z. Sakall does his usual charming sputtering and cheek slapping.

Gordon McRae, portraying perhaps the one character with any semblance to reality, Frank Carter, Miller's first husband sings wonderfully as always. The real standout is Ray Bolger who manages to inject some real feeling into his part and gets to showcase his talents well.

A very prettied up version of the facts this still is chock full of great songs well performed and on that basis a good show.


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