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The Merry Monahans (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 15 September 1944 (USA)
The Merry Monahans are a vaudeville family act bouncing from circuit to circuit reconnecting with past friends and loves, creating new friends and romances, and dealing with personal vices.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Michael Fessier (original screenplay), Ernest Pagano (original screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald O'Connor ... Jimmy Monahan
Peggy Ryan ... Patsy Monahan
Jack Oakie ... Pete Monahan
Ann Blyth ... Sheila DeRoyce
Rosemary DeCamp ... Lillian Miles, aka Lillian DeRoyce
John Miljan ... Arnold Pembroke, Has-Been Matinee Idol
Gavin Muir ... Weldon Laydon, Broadway Talent Scout
Isabel Jewell ... Rose, aka Rose Monahan,unscrupulous Chorus Girl
Ian Wolfe ... Clerk
Robert Homans ... Policeman
Marion Martin ... Soubrette
Lloyd Ingraham ... Judge
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The Merry Monahans are a vaudeville family act bouncing from circuit to circuit reconnecting with past friends and loves, creating new friends and romances, and dealing with personal vices.

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On top of the world or out on their ear...They're the merriest, maddest, lovin'est gang that ever hoofed and spoofed their way to the Big Time! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film has 20 song/dance numbers of at least two minutes each. This leaves 31 minutes for plot developments, which is enough. See more »

Quotes

Pete Monahan: Give me five bourbons straight, will ya?
Bartender: Five?
Pete Monahan: Yeah, for me and the four horsemen - Fire, Disease, Death, and Famine.
Bartender: Heh, heh, that's a misquotation.
Pete Monahan: Yeah, yeah... just get the stuff.
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Soundtracks

When You Wore a Tulip, and I Wore a Big Red Rose
(uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
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User Reviews

a lost treasure
16 February 2002 | by rjs48See all my reviews

Oh, how I wish this film were on video or dvd! I saw it countless times on late night TV when I was growing up in the late 50s and early 60s. Now it seems to have vanished. What a shame! The Merry Monahans is a feel good movie. My heart always leapt at the ending. The cast is magnificent, the music infectious, the whole thing a delight!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Noche triunfal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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