Oscar Movies: Irish Eyes Are Smiling (1944)

In this musical biopic, directed by Gregory Ratoff, Dick Haymes plays Ernest R. Ball, the composer of many hit tunes (Mother Machree, Will You Love Me in December as You Do in May?

Some of the songs are performed by Metropolitan Opera singers Leonard Warren and Blanche Thebom.

The cast includes Monty Woolley, June Haver, Anthony Quinn.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Scoring: Alfred Newman

 

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winners of the Scoring Oscar were Carmen Dragon and Morris Stoloff for Cover Girl.