Three Little Words

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From the moment they meet, lyricist and vaudeville star Bert Kalmar and piano player and song huckster Harry Ruby are destined for great things. The two have nothing in common except, together, the ability to craft chart-topping songs and the lifelong... read more
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From the moment they meet, lyricist and vaudeville star Bert Kalmar and piano player and song huckster Harry Ruby are destined for great things. The two have nothing in common except, together, the ability to craft chart-topping songs and the lifelong friendship that grows between them. Now, through work, women, setbacks and success these two reach the heights of their profession and overcome a rift that threatens to divide them forever.

Original Release

07/12/1950

Cast

Arlene Dahl Eileen Percy
Debbie Reynolds Helen Kane
Fred Astaire Bert Kalmar
Keenan Wynn Charlie Kope
Red Skelton Harry Ruby
Vera-Ellen Jessie Brown Kalmar
Gale Robbins Terry Lordel
Phil Regan Phil Regan
Harry Shannon Clanahan
Paul Harvey Al Masters
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Thorpe

Writers

George Wells

Cast

Arlene Dahl Eileen Percy
Debbie Reynolds Helen Kane
Fred Astaire Bert Kalmar
Keenan Wynn Charlie Kope
Red Skelton Harry Ruby
Vera-Ellen Jessie Brown Kalmar
Gale Robbins Terry Lordel
Phil Regan Phil Regan
Harry Shannon Clanahan
Paul Harvey Al Masters
Carleton Carpenter Dan Healy
George Metkovich Al Schacht
Harry Mendoza The Great Mendoza (as The Great Mendoza)
Pat Flaherty Coach
Helen Kane Helen Kane
Brick Sullivan Policeman on Street
Beverly Michaels Shipboard Woman
William Bailey Man in Audience
Harry Barris Pianist at Party
Douglas Carter Stagehand

Producers

Editors

Ben Lewis

1951 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture Nominated
1951 Golden Globe Best Actor - Comedy or Musical Won
1951 Golden Globe Most Promising Newcomer Nominated
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