Irene (1940): Oscar-Nominated Musical, Starring Anna Neagle and Ray Milland

RKO made the second screen version of Irene, a musical tale that was first performed on Broadway in 1919, then made into a silent film in 1926.

Directed by her husband, British star Anna Neagle plays the title role, a woman working for a wealthy customer (Ray Milland), who gets her a job as a model for a designer (Roland Young).

The secondary cast includes May Robson, Billie Burke and Arthur Treacher.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Score: Anthony Colllins

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winner of the best Scoring Oscar was Alfred Newman for Tin Pan Alley.