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Mother Wore Tights

Directed by Walter Lang
1947    1h 47m    Not Rated
Musical, Drama, Romance,
In this chronicle of a vaudeville family, Myrtle McKinley (class of 1900) goes to San Francisco to attend business school, but ends up in a chorus line. Soon, star Frank Burt notices her talent, hires her for a "two-act", then marries her. Incidents of the marriage and the growing pains of eldest daughter Iris are followed, interspersed with nostalgic musical numbers.
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Cast of Mother Wore Tights
  • Betty GrableMother
  • Dan DaileyFather
  • Mona FreemanIris
  • Connie MarshallMikie
  • Vanessa BrownBessie
  • Robert ArthurBob Clarkman
  • Sara AllgoodGrandmother McKinley
  • William FrawleyMr. Schneider
  • Ruth NelsonMiss Ridgeway
  • Anabel ShawAlice Flemmerhammer
  • Stephen DunneRoy Bivins
  • George ClevelandGrandfather McKinley
  • Veda Ann BorgRosemary Olcott
  • Sig RumanPapa
  • Lee PatrickLil
  • Señor WencesSeñor Wences
  • Anne BaxterNarrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Ruth CliffordResort Guest (uncredited)
  • Ann GowlandMikie - Age 3 (uncredited)
  • Karolyn GrimesIris - Age 6 (uncredited)
  • Alvin HammerClarence (uncredited)
  • Kathleen LockhartMrs. Clarkman (uncredited)
  • Mae MarshResort Guest (uncredited)
  • Will WrightWithers (uncredited)
  • Lee MacGregorBoy (uncredited)
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