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My Wild Irish Rose

Released Dec 27, 1942 1h 41m Musical List
Reviews 38% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In this musical, Chauncey Olcott (Dennis Morgan) -- a character based on the real-life 19th-century singer-songwriter -- starts off as a minstrel show performer, but his life and career completely change when singer Lillian Russell (Andrea King) gives him a starring role in a Broadway show. Olcott's girlfriend, Rose (Arlene Dahl), gets jealous, suspecting an affair. But in spite of his relationship battles, Olcott's star rises with a series of ballads, including the title track. Read More Read Less

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Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com A second rate biopic of the musician Chauncey Olcott who wrote the famous song Rated: B- Apr 15, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member This was a lovely Technicolor musical with beautifully-sung Irish ballads and colorful group stage production. It is based on the life of Irish-American Broadway stage actor/singer Chauncey Olcott. Sarah Allgood is wonderful as always as his supportive mother. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review ashley h My Wild Irish Rose is an excellent film. It is about the life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott. Dennis Morgan and Andrea King give amazing performances. The screenplay is well written. David Butler did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the music and drama. My Wild Irish Rose is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Vibrant Technicolor can't compensate for the blandness and predictability of the plot. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Minor musical is awash in color, you better like green, and has some lovely songs well sung by Dennis Morgan. The story though is strictly Hollywood pap. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member decent musical perfect for st paddy's day Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In this musical, Chauncey Olcott (Dennis Morgan) -- a character based on the real-life 19th-century singer-songwriter -- starts off as a minstrel show performer, but his life and career completely change when singer Lillian Russell (Andrea King) gives him a starring role in a Broadway show. Olcott's girlfriend, Rose (Arlene Dahl), gets jealous, suspecting an affair. But in spite of his relationship battles, Olcott's star rises with a series of ballads, including the title track.
Director
David Butler
Producer
William Jacobs
Distributor
Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Co
Warner Bros.
Genre
Musical
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Dec 27, 1942, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Mar 16, 2010
Runtime
1h 41m