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Little Nellie Kelly

1940 1h 40m Musical List
Reviews 57% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
When Nellie (Judy Garland) gets married to good-looking Jerry Kelly (George Murphy), her grumpy, out-of-work father Michael Noonan (Charles Winninger) disapproves and makes an oath never to talk to his son-in-law. Nevertheless, when the newlyweds move to New York City to make a new start, Noonan immigrates with them. Tragedy strikes, however, when Nellie dies in childbirth. Now the antagonistic pair of men will have to raise the newborn together despite their dislike of each other. Read More Read Less

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Don Q. Cine-Mundial With the sincere and accurate George Murphy's performance, there is more than enough material to make the movie very enjoyable. [Full review in Spanish] Sep 16, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member So sweet. You gotta love these wonderful old films! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a bad film. Everything about it is manufactured and silly and you will witness it. Garland's acting and singing cannot redeem this dud. It's that bad. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member judy is hardly here but gets billing right under the title Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Overly sentimental, but a fine showcase for young Judy Garland (in her first "starring" role); she sings "It's a Great Day for the Irish" and "Singin' in the Rain," among other songs. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed this film very much. Judy Garland looks lovely as always and she sings "Singing in the rain" for the first time ever which is a classic. FYI I cried with this one. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review ashley h Little Nellie Kelly is a cute film. The music is also fun to listen to. Judy Garland and George Murphy give excellent performances. The screenplay is well written and witty. Norman Taurog did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed this motion picture because of the comedy and remarkable characters. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When Nellie (Judy Garland) gets married to good-looking Jerry Kelly (George Murphy), her grumpy, out-of-work father Michael Noonan (Charles Winninger) disapproves and makes an oath never to talk to his son-in-law. Nevertheless, when the newlyweds move to New York City to make a new start, Noonan immigrates with them. Tragedy strikes, however, when Nellie dies in childbirth. Now the antagonistic pair of men will have to raise the newborn together despite their dislike of each other.
Director
Norman Taurog
Producer
Arthur Freed
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Mar 15, 2011
Runtime
1h 40m