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There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

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117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.
Director
Writers
Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) | Henry Ephron (screenplay) | Lamar Trotti (story)
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Editor
Robert L. Simpson (as Robert Simpson)
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$5,103,000
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Release date
Dec 16, 1954 (United States)

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73 cast members
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Ethel Merman
Molly Donahue Molly Donahue   See fewer
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Donald O'Connor
Tim Donahue Tim Donahue   See fewer
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Marilyn Monroe
Vicky Parker Vicky Parker   See fewer
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Dan Dailey
Terrance Donahue Terrance Donahue   See fewer
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Johnnie Ray
Steve Donahue Steve Donahue   See fewer
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Mitzi Gaynor
Katy Donahue Katy Donahue   See fewer
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Richard Eastham
Lew Harris Lew Harris   See fewer
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Hugh O'Brian
Charles Gibbs Charles Gibbs   See fewer
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Frank McHugh
Eddie Dugan Eddie Dugan   See fewer
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Rhys Williams
Father Dineen Father Dineen   See fewer
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Eve Miller
Hatcheck Girl Hatcheck Girl   See fewer
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Robin Raymond
Lillian Sawyer Lillian Sawyer   See fewer
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Ed Oliver
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Dorothy Abbott
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lorna (uncredited) Lorna (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
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Young Tim (uncredited) Young Tim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Geoffrey (uncredited) Geoffrey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dancer with Vicky (uncredited) Dancer with Vicky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kelly (uncredited) Kelly (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 4,973 votes