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There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

There's No Business Like Show Business
6.7 Rating
(57 ratings)
6.5 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman

Molly Donahue
Donald O

Donald O'Connor

Tim Donahue
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Vicky Parker
Dan Dailey

Dan Dailey

Terence Donahue
Johnnie Ray

Johnnie Ray

Steve Donahue
Mitzi Gaynor

Mitzi Gaynor

Katy Donahue
Richard Eastham

Richard Eastham

Lew Harris
Hugh O

Hugh O'Brian

Charles Gibbs


Written by (View all)
Phoebe Ephron

Phoebe Ephron

(screenplay) and
Henry Ephron

Henry Ephron

(screenplay)


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There’s No Business Like Show Business

4 years ago at Feb 25 21:35
To say that there’s minimal plotting involved in There’s No Business Like Show Business is an understatement. The plot, brief and confounding as it is, exists mostly to string about a series of Irving Berlin songs. The performers are all able and, mostly, entertaining and do a decent enough job, but it’s a hollow copy-and-paste job of the MGM musical machinery.

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Release date: 16 December 1954
UPC: 024543014454
Musical (5), 1954 (4), Drama (3), Vaudeville (3), Romance (3), Marriage (2), 1950s (2), Marilyn Monroe (2), Technicolor (2), Dancing (2), Comedy (2), Music (2), Family (2), Classic (2), Donald O'Connor (1), Singing (1), Great Cast (1), Ethel Merman (1), Dan Dailey (1), Usa (1)
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There’s No Business Like Show Business

“To say that there’s minimal plotting involved in There’s No Business Like Show Business is an understatement. The plot, brief and confounding as it is, exists mostly to string about a series of Irving Berlin songs. The performers are all able and, mostly, entertaining and do a decent enough job, but it’s a hollow copy-and-paste job of the MGM musical machinery.

Business involves the Donahues, a family that got its start in vaudeville and continues to perform. There’s mom and pop, played by Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey, their two sons, Donald O’Connor and Johnnie Ray, and their daughter, Mitzi Gaynor. Ma and pa used to perform and take the kids along with them, eventually they settled down long enough to send their kids to school. Once the kids are all grown-up they join” read more

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