powered by AFI
Bing Crosby's voice is dubbed in for all of Eddie Bracken's songs. Crosby receives no onscreen credit, but the film's opening states, "Mr. Bracken's songs are sung for him by an old friend of his-and YOURS." In the closing scene of the film, Eddie Bracken says "Thanks, Bing" to the camera. Ads for the film included Crosby's picture and read: "Hear Eddie Sing with Bing's Voice" or "He borrows Bing's voice and that other guy's [Frank Sinatra] bow tie! but the body belongs to Eddie Bracken." Crosby's four sons, who made their screen debut in this picture, appear as orphans in an early scene in the film and make a few jokes about their father. The Crosby boys also appeared with their father in the 1945 Paramount film Duffy's Tavern. Five well-known concert pianists perform in the film: Carmen Cavalero, Ray Noble, Joe Reichman, Henry King and Ted Fiorito.