The Stars Are Singing

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The Stars Are Singing
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Directed byNorman Taurog
Produced byIrving Asher
Screenplay byLiam O'Brien
Story byPaul Hervey Fox
StarringRosemary Clooney
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Lauritz Melchior
Music byVictor Young (uncredited)
CinematographyLionel Lindon
Edited byArthur P. Schmidt
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
March 11, 1953
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States

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

The screenplay concerns a 15-year-old Polish girl (played by Alberghetti) who 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 performs her hit song "Come On-a My House" and Danish tenor Lauritz Melchior sings "Vesti la giubba" from Leoncavallo's opera 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]



  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

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