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The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)

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104 min | Biography, Musical

Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. Soon, they've got several hits on Broadway, but De Sylva's ambition leads to friction amongst the group, as the other 2 feel ...See moreRay Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. Soon, they've got several hits on Broadway, but De Sylva's ambition leads to friction amongst the group, as the other 2 feel increasingly left out. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26} See less
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Sep 28, 1956 (United States)

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Gordon MacRae
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Dan Dailey
Ray Henderson Ray Henderson   See fewer
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Ernest Borgnine
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Sheree North
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Tommy Noonan
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Murvyn Vye
Manny Costain Manny Costain   See fewer
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Phyllis Avery
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Larry Keating
Winfield Sheehan Winfield Sheehan   See fewer
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Tony Galento
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Norman Brooks
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Jacques d'Amboise
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Byron Palmer
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Linda Brace
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Patty Lou Hudson
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5.9 / 10 | 260 votes