The Stars Are Singing

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The Stars Are Singing is a 1953 Paramount Pictures musical starring Rosemary Clooney, Anna Maria Alberghetti, and Lauritz Melchior.

In the story, a 15-year-old Polish girl (played by Alberghetti) attempts to enter the U.S. illegally, setting off a major search by immigration officials. She is befriended by a struggling group of New York performers, who try to get approval for her to remain in the country.

Clooney sings her hit song "Come On-a My House" and Danish tenor Lauritz Melchior sings "Vesti la giubba from Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci in this Technicolor production.[1]

The film cost $1,264,337[2] and earned an estimated $1.6 million at the North American box office in 1953.[3]

Cinematography was by Lionel Lindon.


  1. ^ Netflix DVD
  2. ^ Michael A. Hoey, Elvis' Favorite Director: The Amazing 52-Film Career of Norman Taurog, Bear Manor Media 2013
  3. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954