Irish Eyes Are Smiling

  • 1944
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

A fictitious biography of songwriter Ernest R. Ball, who, after getting kicked out of the Cleveland Conservatory of Music, tries his luck selling his tunes to a burlesque house. It is here that he sees Haver and, mistaking her for the show's star, falls for her. She gets fired and he follows her to New York. He tries to get work and ends up in a small nightclub....read more

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A fictitious biography of songwriter Ernest R. Ball, who, after getting kicked out of the Cleveland Conservatory of Music, tries his luck selling his tunes to a burlesque house. It is here that he sees Haver and, mistaking her for the show's star, falls for her. She gets fired and he

follows her to New York. He tries to get work and ends up in a small nightclub. He sings a couple of his own melodies and impresses Whitney, a local celebrity. She takes his songs to the stage and turns him into an overnight sensation. Tunes from the Oscar-nominated score include: "When Irish Eyes

Are Smiling" (Ernest R. Ball, Chauncey Olcott, George Graff; sung by Dick Haymes), "Mother Machree" (Ball, Olcott, Rida Johnson Young), "Dear Little Boy of Mine" (Ball, J. Keirn Brennan), "Let the Rest of the World Go By" (Ball, Brennan), "A Little Bit of Heaven" (Ball, Brennan), "Strut Miss

Lizzie" (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton), "I'll Forget You" (Ball, Annalu Burns), "Love Me and the World Is Mine" (Ball, Dave Reed, Jr.), "I Don't Want a Million Dollars," " Bessie in a Bustle" (Mack Gordon, James V. Monaco), "Be My Little Baby Bumble Bee" (Stanley Murphy, Henry I. Marshall).

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