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There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) was a Musical - Drama Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by Sol C. Siegel.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaire, Travilla, Miles WhiteNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred Newman, Lionel NewmanNominated
Best WritingLamar TrottiNominated
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A star-studded cast wants you to know... There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

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[Molly is dunking Tim's head in a sink full of water to try to sober him up]
Tim Donahue: Ma!
[she dunks his head under water]
Tim Donahue: Ma! You're drowning me!
[Molly dunks his head again]
Molly Donahue: Don't put any ideas in my head


Molly Donahue: [speaking of their children] I want them to have an education... a real education. They have to learn arithmetic and spelling and geography.
Terence Donahue: You never went past the sixth grade... and it was probably the fourth grade, because you said it was the sixth.
Molly Donahue: My age is the only thing I lie about, and I don't add on, I take off.
Terence Donahue: All right, the sixth grade, but there's nothing wrong with your arithmetic. You can whistle 'Mandy', do an 'Off to Buffalo', and count the house at the same time, and tell me within five cents how much is out there.
Molly Donahue: That's not arithmetic.
Terence Donahue: You're darn right that's not... that's higher mathematics.


Molly Donahue: You start worrying about your kids the day they're born, and you never stop. Even after they bury you, I bet you never stop worrying.


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Donald O'Connor had separated from his wife of ten years. She and Dan Dailey, who played O'Connor's father, were dating during the shooting of the film. After filming wrapped, the O'Connors divorced and shortly thereafter Gwen Carter and Dan Dailey married.
The song "When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam'" was sung by Ethel Merman and Dan Dailey in Irving Berlin's There's No Business Like Show Business and previously by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire in Irving Berlin's Easter Parade. In 1950, Judy Garland had started to film Annie Get Your Gun as Annie Oakley in the role that Ethel Merman had originated on Broadway in 1946.
Marilyn Monroe's voice on the Decca soundtrack album "There's No Business Like Show Business" was replaced by singer Dolores Gray because Monroe's voice was under contract to another record company that would not release the rights for use on the album.
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