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Irene (1940)

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101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Sent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent's son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money in Bob's latest venture, the "Madame Lucy" dress ...See moreSent by her employers on an errand to the home of the wealthy Mrs. Vincent, Irene O'Dare meets Don, a friend of Bob, Mrs. Vincent's son. Attracted to Irene, Don decides to invest some money in Bob's latest venture, the "Madame Lucy" dress shop, in order to give Irene a job there as a model. She is very successful and Bob also becomes attracted to her. Smith, the manager assigns Irene and other models to display gowns at Mrs. Vincent's charity ball, but Irene ruins the gown she was to wear, and appears instead in a quaint blue dress that had belonged to her mother... and it is a big hit. A guest, Princess Minetti, places her as the niece of Ireland's Lady O'Dare, and Irene does not deny the relationship. Smith decides to set her up in a Park Avenue suite as the niece of Lady O'Dare, so that she can attend socially important gatherings wearing and displaying, of course, Madame Lucy gowns. A jealous model tells the truth to a newspaper columnist who writes an expose, which somewhat strains the relationship between Irene and Don, who had been away, was unaware of the scheme and is the real owner behind the "Madame Lucy" front. Written by Les Adams See less
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Alice Duer Miller (screen play) | James Montgomery (from the musical comedy by: "Irene " book by) (as James H. Montgomery)
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Updated Apr 23, 1940

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May 3, 1940 (United States)

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47 cast members
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Anna Neagle
Irene O'Dare Irene O'Dare   See fewer
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Ray Milland
Don Marshall Don Marshall   See fewer
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Roland Young
Mr. Smith Mr. Smith   See fewer
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Alan Marshal
Bob Vincent Bob Vincent   See fewer
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May Robson
Granny O'Dare Granny O'Dare   See fewer
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Billie Burke
Mrs. Vincent Mrs. Vincent   See fewer
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Arthur Treacher
Bretherton Bretherton   See fewer
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Marsha Hunt
Eleanor Worth Eleanor Worth   See fewer
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Doris Nolan
Lillian Lillian   See fewer
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Stuart Robertson
Freddie Freddie   See fewer
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Ethel Griffies
Princess Minetti Princess Minetti   See fewer
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Tommy Kelly
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Juliette Compton
Mrs. Newlands Grey Mrs. Newlands Grey   See fewer
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Rod Bacon
Usher (uncredited) Usher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mildred Boyd
Dancer in Harlem Version of Alice Blue Gown Number (uncredited) Dancer in Harlem Version of Alice Blue Gown Number (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
Diner Patron (uncredited) Diner Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alexander D'Arcy
Mr. Dumont (uncredited) Mr. Dumont (uncredited)   See fewer
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The Dandridge Sisters
Singing Sisters Trio (uncredited) Singing Sisters Trio (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Dandridge
One of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited) One of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vivian Dandridge
One of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited) One of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Deery
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited) Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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J.C. Fowler
Theatre Patron (uncredited) Theatre Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herschel Graham
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited) Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Avanelle Harris
Dancer in Harlem Version of Alice Blue Gown Number (uncredited) Dancer in Harlem Version of Alice Blue Gown Number (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
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Louis Jean Heydt
'Biffy' Webster - the Columnist (uncredited) 'Biffy' Webster - the Columnist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
Bus Passenger (uncredited) Bus Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Long and His Orchestra
Johnny Long's Orchestra (uncredited) Johnny Long's Orchestra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Etta Jones
One of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited) One of the Dandridge Sisters (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rosemary La Planche
Charity Ball Guest (uncredited) Charity Ball Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
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Hank Mann
Sam - Wrong-Way Driver (uncredited) Sam - Wrong-Way Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hans Moebus
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
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Richard Neill
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Hattie Noel
'Mama' - Show Singer (uncredited) 'Mama' - Show Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neva Peoples
Singer in Alice Blue Gown - Black Version (uncredited) Singer in Alice Blue Gown - Black Version (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Quinn
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The Radio City Rockettes
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Cyril Ring
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Syd Saylor
The Gardener (uncredited) The Gardener (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
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Martha Tilton
Susie Smith - Show Singer (uncredited) Susie Smith - Show Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edwin Tuttle
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Nella Walker
Mrs. Marshall (uncredited) Mrs. Marshall (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 486 votes