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The Stars Are Singing (1953)

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99 min | Musical

Fifteen-year-old Katri Walenska jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed--...See moreFifteen-year-old Katri Walenska jumps a Polish ship, swims ashore and enters New York illegally. The United States Immigration officials are alerted---the USA still had a functioning immigration policy and department when this was filmed---and the search is on. Katri's only possessions are a ten-dollar bill and a letter to her parents' old friend, Jan Poldi, a former Metropolitan Opera star. She finds him in a shabby Greenwich Village apartment. His neighbors in the apartment house are three Broadway hopefuls; pop singer Terry Brennan, hoofer Buddy Fraser and Homer Tirdell and his talented dog Red Dust. (Pardon me, make that four Broadway hopefuls counting the dog.) When Terry hears Katri's magnificent singing voice, she scurries around New York to get her an audition and succeeds in getting her a spot on Don Wilson's televised amateur hour. She wins the contest but unwittingly reveals her true identity as an illegal alien, which causes the arrest of Poldi, Wilson and Dave, Terry's lawyer boyfriend. Katri faces deportation. Written by Les Adams See less
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48 cast members
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Rosemary Clooney
Terry Brennan Terry Brennan   See fewer
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Anna Maria Alberghetti
Katri Walenska Katri Walenska   See fewer
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Lauritz Melchior
Jan Poldi Jan Poldi   See fewer
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Bob Williams
Homer Tirdell Homer Tirdell   See fewer
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Tommy Morton
Buddy Fraser (as Tom Morton) Buddy Fraser (as Tom Morton)   See fewer
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Fred Clark
McDougall McDougall   See fewer
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John Archer
Dave Parish Dave Parish   See fewer
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Mikhail Rasumny
Ladowski Ladowski   See fewer
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Don Wilson
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Otto Waldis
Ship's Captain Goslak Ship's Captain Goslak   See fewer
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Henry Guttman
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Paul E. Burns
Henryk, the Ship's Messboy Henryk, the Ship's Messboy   See fewer
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Freeman Lusk
Conway Conway   See fewer
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Red Dust
Homer's Dog Homer's Dog   See fewer
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Danny Arnold
Zaleski (uncredited) Zaleski (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ross Bagdasarian
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Nick Borgani
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Hazel Boyne
Flower Woman (uncredited) Flower Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Bremen
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Robert Carson
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Dick Cherney
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Tom Coleman
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Nadine Conner
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Ira Cook
Disc Jockey (uncredited) Disc Jockey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
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Stuart Hall
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Len Hendry
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Kenner G. Kemp
Agent (uncredited) Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Lytton
Immigration Officer (uncredited) Immigration Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Mahoney
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Sally Mansfield
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Gene Norman
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Dario Piazza
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Joe Ploski
Herman Bach (uncredited) Herman Bach (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peter Potter
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Congressman Nolte (uncredited) Congressman Nolte (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hans Schumm
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Bert Stevens
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Brick Sullivan
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Phil Tully
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6.2 / 10 | 55 votes