The Merry Monahans

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1944
  • Running time: 91 min
The Merry Monahans is a 1944, American, black-and-white film starring Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, and Jack Oakie. The story is of a vaudeville family trying to make money through hard times. The film features the great song and dance duet with O'Connor... read more

The Merry Monahans is a 1944, American, black-and-white film starring Donald O'Connor, Peggy Ryan, and Jack Oakie. The story is of a vaudeville family trying to make money through hard times. The film features the great song and dance duet with O'Connor and Ryan, "I Hate To Lose You". Film composer Hans J. Salter was nominated for an Academy Award for his score.

Original Release

09/15/1944

US Release

09/15/1944

Cast

Donald O'Connor Jimmy Monahan
Peggy Ryan Patsy Monahan
Jack Oakie Pete Monahan
Ann Blyth Sheila DeRoyce
Rosemary DeCamp Lillian Miles, aka Lillian DeRoyce / Lillian DeRoyce
John Miljan Arnold Pembroke, Has-Been Matinee Idol / Arnold Pembroke
Isabel Jewell Rose, aka Rose Monahan,unscrupulous Chorus Girl / Rose
Gavin Muir Weldon Laydon, Broadway Talent Scout / Weldon Laydon
Marion Martin Soubrette
Ian Wolfe Clerk
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Lamont

Writers

Michael Fessier, Ernest Pagano

Cast

Donald O'Connor Jimmy Monahan
Peggy Ryan Patsy Monahan
Jack Oakie Pete Monahan
Ann Blyth Sheila DeRoyce
Rosemary DeCamp Lillian Miles, aka Lillian DeRoyce / Lillian DeRoyce
John Miljan Arnold Pembroke, Has-Been Matinee Idol / Arnold Pembroke
Isabel Jewell Rose, aka Rose Monahan,unscrupulous Chorus Girl / Rose
Gavin Muir Weldon Laydon, Broadway Talent Scout / Weldon Laydon
Marion Martin Soubrette
Ian Wolfe Clerk
Robert Homans Policeman
Lloyd Ingraham Judge
William 'Billy' Benedict Messenger
Eddie Bruce Bartender
Kernan Cripps Conductor
Ernie Adams Panhandler
Bobby Barber Strong Man
Jimmy Bates Jimmy Monahan (4 years old)
Al Bridge Man on Train
Bill Cartledge Newsboy

Producers

Editors

Charles Maynard

1945 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Nominated
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