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Director  Michael Curtiz
Music director  Lionel Newman
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Country  United States
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Musical
Producer  Henry Ephron
Language  English
The Best Things in Life Are Free (film) movie poster
Writer  William Bowers, Phoebe Ephron, Frank Tashlin, John OHara
Release date  September 28, 1956 (1956-09-28)
Cast  Gordon MacRae (B.G. 'Buddy' De Sylva), Dan Dailey (Ray Henderson), Ernest Borgnine (Lew Brown), Sheree North (Kitty Kane), Tommy Noonan (Carl Frisbee)
Similar movies  Pitch Perfect 2, Cinderella, Birdman, Frozen, Mulan, Aladdin

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The Best Things in Life Are Free is a 1956 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey and Ernest Borgnine as the real-life songwriting team of Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson of the late 1920s and early 1930s; and Sheree North as Kitty Kane, a singer (possibly based on Helen Kane).

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In 1957, the year after the film was released, it received an Oscar nomination for Lionel Newman in the category of Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture.

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Cast

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  • Gordon MacRae as Buddy DeSylva
  • Dan Dailey as Ray Henderson
  • Ernest Borgnine as Lew Brown
  • Sheree North as Kitty Kane
  • Tommy Noonan as Carl Frisbee
  • Murvyn Vye as Manny Costain
  • Phyllis Avery as Maggie Henderson
  • Larry Keating as Winfield Sheehan
  • Tony Galento as Fingers
  • Norman Brooks as Al Jolson
  • Jacques d'Amboise as Specialty dancer
  • Roxanne Arlen as Perky Nichols
  • Byron Palmer as Hollywood star
  • Critical response

    Premiering in September-1956, The Best Things in Life Are Free was greeted with mixed to positive critical acclaim. Reviews said "the biggest new musical this year" and others said "a musical-comedy that could've been produced on a higher budget with bigger and better production numbers".

    Box office performance

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    Being a musical, though a modestly produced one, the movie was fairly expensive to produce. The film ended with a budget of $2.86 million and made just over $4 million at the box office, earning $2,250,000 in North American rentals in 1956.

    Songs

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  • "Lucky Day"

  • The Best Things in Life Are Free (film) The Best Things in Life Are Free 1956 MUBIMusic by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Dan Dailey
  • "If I Had a Talking Picture of You"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Byron Palmer
  • "Here Am I, Broken Hearted"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Gordon MacRae
  • "Button up Your Overcoat"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Dan Dailey and Gordon MacRae
  • "Good News"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Gordon MacRae
  • "You're the Cream in My Coffee"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Dan Dailey
  • "The Best Things in Life Are Free"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Sheree North (dubbed by Eileen Wilson)
  • "Lucky in Love"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Gordon MacRae
  • "Black Bottom"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Danced by Sheree North and Jacques d'Amboise
  • "Birth of the Blues"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Danced by Sheree North and Jacques d'Amboise
  • "Sonny Boy"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva Sung by Norman Brooks
  • "Follow Thru"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • "One More Time"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • "Thank Your Father"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • "This Is the Missus"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown
  • "Together"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • It All Depends on You"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • "You Try Somebody Else (We'll Be Back Together Again)"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
  • Without Love"
  • Music by Ray Henderson Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva

    References

    The Best Things in Life Are Free (film) Wikipedia
    The Best Things in Life Are Free (film) IMDb The Best Things in Life Are Free (film) themoviedb.org


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