Oh, You Beautiful Doll (film)

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Oh, You Beautiful Doll
Directed by John M. Stahl
Produced by George Jessel
Written by Albert Lewis
Arthur Lewis
Starring Mark Stevens
June Haver
S.Z. Sakall
Cinematography Harry Jackson
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Production
  company
Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date(s)
  • November 11, 1949 (1949-11-11) (New York City)
Running time 93 minutes
2565.50 m (10 reels)
Country USA
Language English
Box office $1,950,000 (US rentals)[1]

Oh, You Beautiful Doll was a 1949 musical film that starred the musical queen June Haver and Mark Stevens. Co-stars included S.Z. Sakall, Charlotte Greenwood, and Gale Robbins.[2]

Cast[edit]

Leading actors

Other cast

  • Sam Ash – quartet
  • Warren Jackson – quartet
  • Donald Kerr – quartet
  • Al Klein – quartet
  • Frank Kreig – head waiter
  • Nestor Paiva – Lucca

Uncredited cast

  • Myrtle Anderson – cook
  • Curt Bois – Zaltz
  • Edward Clark – Cooper - desk clerk
  • Tom Coleman – Policeman
  • John Davidson – Davis - Steiner's secretary
  • Sam Finn – minor role
  • Joseph Forte – waiter
  • Robert Gist – musician
  • James Griffith – Joe - reporter
  • Sam Harris – composer
  • Eddie Kane – Charles Hubert
  • Kenner G. Kemp – audience spectator
  • Carl M. Leviness – composer (uncredited)
  • Sidney Marion – minor role (uncredited)
  • Marion Martin – big blonde
  • Frank Mills – man in jail
  • Eula Morgan – Madame Zoubel
  • John Mylong – toastmaster
  • William J. O'Brien – waiter
  • Torchy Rand – Sophie - waitress
  • Dick Rich – burly man in saloon
  • Maurice Samuels – Italian
  • Harry Seymour – Volk, nightclub M.C.
  • Lester Sharpe – music store proprietor
  • Ray Teal – policeman
  • Phil Tully – desk sergeant
  • Ray Walker – box office attendant
  • Billy Wayne – reporter
  • Robert Williams – police lieutenant
  • Victor Sen Yung – houseboy

Plot[edit]

The film is a fictionalized biography of Fred Fisher, a German-born American writer of Tin Pan Alley songs. Tin Pan Alley promoter (Mark Stevens) turns serious composer Fred Breitenbach (S.Z. Sakall) into songwriter Fred Fisher. Fred Fisher is his assumed name in real life and Breitenbach is his birth surname. In the film, many Fisher songs were given a symphonic arrangement that was performed at Aeolian Hall. Among the Fisher songs heard were:

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