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The Best Things in Life Are Free(1956)

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Brief Synopsis

Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.

Cast & Crew

Michael Curtiz Director
Gordon MacRae Buddy "B. G." DeSylva
Dan Dailey Ray Henderson
Ernest Borgnine Lew Brown
Sheree North Kitty Kane
Tommy Noonan Carl Frisbee
Phyllis Avery Maggie Henderson
Larry Keating Winfield Sheehan
Tony Galento Fingers
Norman Brooks Al Jolson
Jacques d'Amboise Specialty dancer
Roxanne Arlen Perky Nichols
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 28 Sep 1956
Release Date:  1956 Production Date:  [CinemaScope]
EBX; UCLA has 16mm print (pan and scan, faded color) R-A3-390-3, M53384; AFI*
Color/B&W:  Color (DeLuxe) Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Stereo Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  103-104 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,400    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • The Best Things--Al Jolson

    Dana Rose Crystal 2012-06-27

    Too bad Al Jolson himself had passed away and could not play himself, but the guy playing him did well. So Sonny Boy was written as a joke--it is still... MORE>

  • Love Gordon MacRae

    Judy Sperling 2010-12-17

    I love evey movie I've ever seen with Gordon MacRae...My only disappointment with this movie was that he didn't sing more in it..His version of... MORE>

  • the best things in life are free 1956

    lennie bowser 2009-07-12

    It was thru this movie with gordon macraeusing the ukelele for musical ideas for their shows, that I wanted one. As a teenager, a friends mother played one... MORE>