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Say One for Me (1959)

Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writer:

Robert O'Brien
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Father Conroy
Debbie Reynolds ... Holly LeMaise aka Conroy
Robert Wagner ... Tony Vincent
Ray Walston ... Phil Stanley
Les Tremayne ... Harry LaMaise
Connie Gilchrist ... Mary
Frank McHugh ... Jim Dugan
Joe Besser ... Joe Greb
Alena Murray ... Sunny
Stella Stevens ... Chorine
Nina Shipman Nina Shipman ... Fay Flagg
Sebastian Cabot ... Monsignor Francis Stratford
Judy Harriet Judy Harriet ... June January aka Dawn Easter
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Storyline

Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame. Written by Scott Jentsch <sjentsch@execpc.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1959 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Divino o profano See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bing Crosby Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bing Crosby originally wanted Frank Sinatra to play the part of Tony Vincent, a part eventually played by Robert Wagner. See more »

Quotes

[Father Conroy tries to reform Phil, an alcoholic]
Phil Stanley: I'm a little too old to still believe in Santa Claus.
Father Conroy: That's too bad, Phil. He still believes in you.
Phil Stanley: You're not talking about Santa Claus.
Father Conroy: Neither are you. You think you're going to find out what you lost in that bottle?
Phil Stanley: Maybe in the next one. I haven't tried all the bottles yet. But maybe I should get the Christmas spirit. Isn't this time of year when all the little girls and boys suddenly start to behave?
Father Conroy: That's not the real secret of ...
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Connections

Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

The Secret of Christmas
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Sung by Bing Crosby
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One of my all time favorites!
11 October 2004 | by pemastSee all my reviews

Love all the music from this movie. Does anyone know where or how to

purchase sheet music for any of the songs? I have a friend in NYC who has volunteered to transcribe it for me, but I'd really like to get the sheet music if any is available. Help???

True, Robert Wagner is not very musical, but it is interesting to watch him as a very young entertainer. I particularly enjoyed Ray Walton's performance - and am always blown away by two songs: The Secret of Christmas, and I Couldn't Care Less - bot of which should have become classics.

Don't understand why this hasn't been a perennial showing at Christmas on TV. Think somebody missed the boat on this one! Glad it wasn't me.


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