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A Song Is Born (1948)

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113 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her.
Writers
Billy Wilder (based on the story "From A to Z" by) | Thomas Monroe (based on the story "From A to Z" by)
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Budget
$2,400,000
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Release date
Oct 19, 1948 (United States)

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78 cast members
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Danny Kaye
Professor Hobart Frisbee Professor Hobart Frisbee   See fewer
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Virginia Mayo
Honey Swanson Honey Swanson   See fewer
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Benny Goodman
Professor Magenbruch Professor Magenbruch   See fewer
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Tommy Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey   See fewer
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Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong   See fewer
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Lionel Hampton
Lionel Hampton Lionel Hampton   See fewer
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Charlie Barnet
Charlie Barnet Charlie Barnet   See fewer
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Mel Powell
Mel Powell Mel Powell   See fewer
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John W. Bubbles
Bubbles (as John William Sublett) Bubbles (as John William Sublett)   See fewer
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Page Cavanaugh Trio
The Page Cavanaugh Trio (as The Page Cavanaugh Trio) The Page Cavanaugh Trio (as The Page Cavanaugh Trio)   See fewer
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The Golden Gate Quartette
The Golden Gate Quartette (as The Golden Gate Quartet) The Golden Gate Quartette (as The Golden Gate Quartet)   See fewer
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Samba Kings
The Samba Kings (as Russo and The Samba Kings) The Samba Kings (as Russo and The Samba Kings)   See fewer
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Hugh Herbert
Professor Twingle Professor Twingle   See fewer
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Steve Cochran
Tony Crow Tony Crow   See fewer
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J. Edward Bromberg
Dr. Elfini Dr. Elfini   See fewer
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Felix Bressart
Professor Gerkikoff Professor Gerkikoff   See fewer
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Ludwig Stössel
Professor Traumer (as Ludwig Stossel) Professor Traumer (as Ludwig Stossel)   See fewer
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O.Z. Whitehead
Professor Oddly Professor Oddly   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Miss Bragg Miss Bragg   See fewer
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Mary Field
Miss Totten Miss Totten   See fewer
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Howland Chamberlain
Mr. Setter (as Howland Chamberlin) Mr. Setter (as Howland Chamberlin)   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Monte Monte   See fewer
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Shirley Ballard
Chorine at Crow's Nest (uncredited) Chorine at Crow's Nest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Biby
Headwaiter at Barnet Club (uncredited) Headwaiter at Barnet Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Blake
Man at Crow's Nest (uncredited) Man at Crow's Nest (uncredited)   See fewer
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The Brazilians
Performers (uncredited) Performers (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Justice of the Peace (uncredited) Justice of the Peace (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lucille Casey
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited) Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lane Chandler
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Peter Cusanelli
Chef at Dixieland Club (uncredited) Chef at Dixieland Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vivian Dandridge
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Roy Darmour
Man at Crow's Nest (uncredited) Man at Crow's Nest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Devlin
Adams' Henchman (uncredited) Adams' Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Faulkner
Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maxine Fife
Woman at Barnet Club (uncredited) Woman at Barnet Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ford
Man at Table (uncredited) Man at Table (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Franklin
Woman at Chocolate Club (uncredited) Woman at Chocolate Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Raoul Freeman
Detective from D.A.'s Office (uncredited) Detective from D.A.'s Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diane Garrett
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Karen X. Gaylord
Woman at Crow's Nest (uncredited) Woman at Crow's Nest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norma Gentner
Girl with Samba Kings (uncredited) Girl with Samba Kings (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sue George
Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Haade
Detective from D.A.'s Office (uncredited) Detective from D.A.'s Office (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Hamilton
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited) Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Hawkins
Nightclub Patron at The Chocolate Club (uncredited) Nightclub Patron at The Chocolate Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Impolito
Chef at the Dixieland (uncredited) Chef at the Dixieland (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Jackson
Chorine at Crow's Nest (uncredited) Chorine at Crow's Nest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Kerr
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Nolan Leary
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Bert LeBaron
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Will Lee
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Wilbur Mack
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Meredith
Policeman at Toll Gate (uncredited) Policeman at Toll Gate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jill Meredith
Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited) Woman at Dorsey Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beverlee Mitchell
Girl at Table (uncredited) Girl at Table (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martha Montgomery
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Gene Morgan
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Diana Mumby
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Janie New
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Milicent Patrick
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Foster H. Phinney
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Jeffrey Sayre
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Muni Seroff
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Jeri Sullavan
Honey Swanson (singing voice) (uncredited) Honey Swanson (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irene Vernon
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Pat Walker
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Alice Wallace
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7 / 10 | 1,904 votes