My Wild Irish Rose

  • 1947
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Musical

Hollywood went through a spate of musicals based on the lives of famous song composers. Warner Brothers had just about run out of these when along came the story of Chauncey Olcott, composer of "My Wild Irish Rose" and "Mother Machree." If the real Olcott led the life that this film depicts, then the Irish's reputation for drink is understandable. Morgan...read more

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My Wild Irish Rose TCM

Dennis Morgan as tenor Chauncey Olcott in a nostalgic semibiography. Rose: Arlene Dahl. Lillian Russell: Andrea King. Donovan: Alan Hale. Hopper: Ben Blue. Muldoon: George O'Brien. Mrs. Brennan: Sara Allgood. Popolis: George Tobias. Several lilting tunes (more…)

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Hollywood went through a spate of musicals based on the lives of famous song composers. Warner Brothers had just about run out of these when along came the story of Chauncey Olcott, composer of "My Wild Irish Rose" and "Mother Machree." If the real Olcott… (more)

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