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Three Little Words (1950)

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102 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

The story of the successful Tin Pan Alley songwriting team of Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby is told loosely and lightheartedly.
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Writer
George Wells (screenplay)
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$ 1,470,000
Gross (USA)
$ 2,800,000
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Release date
Jul 12, 1950 (United States)

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71 cast members
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Fred Astaire
Bert Kalmar Bert Kalmar   See fewer
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Red Skelton
Harry Ruby Harry Ruby   See fewer
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Vera-Ellen
Jessie Brown Kalmar Jessie Brown Kalmar   See fewer
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Arlene Dahl
Eileen Percy Eileen Percy   See fewer
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Keenan Wynn
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Gale Robbins
Terry Lordel Terry Lordel   See fewer
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Phil Regan
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Harry Shannon
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Carleton Carpenter
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7 / 10 | 1,380 votes