It's a Big Wide Wonderful World

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"It's A Big, Wide, Wonderful World" is a popular song written by John Rox and published in 1939.

The song first appeared in the short-lived 1940 Broadway musical play All in Fun when it was introduced by Walter Cassel and Wynn Murray.[1]

A version by Buddy Clark reached a peak on the Billboard charts at #25 in 1949. [2]

Cover Versions[edit]

Film appearances[edit]

Sung by Deanna Durbin in her last film, "For the Love of Mary," in 1948. Cut from the film for its original release, subsequent video versions have restored it.

It was sung by Dean Martin in his 1954 film, 3 Ring Circus.

It was also featured in the film Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) when it was played as background music in the swimming scene.[5]

It was sung by Charlene Dallas in the 1975 comedy "Rancho Deluxe". (Charlene Dallas breaks into song at dinner table until silenced by Slim Pickens.)[6]


  1. ^ "Internet Broadway Database". Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1986). Joel Whitburn's Pop Memories 1890-1954. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin: Record Research Inc. p. 83. ISBN 0-89820-083-0.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  6. ^ "Internet Movie Database". Retrieved January 5, 2019.