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Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder (1952)

Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.

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Richard Quine
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frankie Laine ... Frankie Laine
Billy Daniels ... Billy Daniels
Charlotte Austin ... Cathy Blake
Arthur Franz ... Phil Young
Ida Moore ... Martha Blake
Lloyd Corrigan ... Tobias aka Toby
Barbara Whiting ... Suzy Milligan
Ross Ford ... Elliott Livermore
Arthur Space ... Joe Brady
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clark Howat ... Disc Jockey (scenes deleted)
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Two singers (Frankie Laine, Billy Daniels) step in to help an aspiring actress (Charlotte Austin) whose grandmother opposes her bid to launch a show-business career.

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Up-in-the-clouds fun in an out-of-this-world musical

Genres:

Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Castle in the Air See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

Upon its re-release, this 1952 film was retitled "Castle in the Air", leading to much confusion on the part of television exhibitors who mistook this film for a British ghost fantasy, also released in 1952, whose ORIGINAL and only title was "Castle in the Air". Often TV stations who were actually showing "Rainbow Round My Shoulder" under its re-release title would think that they were showing the British fantasy film. The confusion persists to this day, as evidenced by Turner Classic Movies' recent showing of the Frankie Laine musical after announcing that the British fantasy film would be shown. See more »

Soundtracks

Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Written by Ted Koehler, Billy Moll and Harry Barris
Sung by Frankie Laine
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Shown on TCM as "Castles in the Air"
11 May 2009 | by jamcgreevySee all my reviews

This film was shown accidentally on Turner Classic Movies as part of a series celebrating Margaret Rutherford's birthday. The film's title was "Castle in the Air, formerly (Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder)" which is why you may not have ever seen it listed! There was another film also called "Castle in the Air" and also made in 1952 co-starring Margaret Rutherford. TCM obviously confused the two films.

I'm sure that Rutherford fans were disappointed but the former "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" was an enjoyable light musical replacement. Frankie Laine and Billy Daniels and the real star, Charlotte Austin, all had good songs. I feel sorry for the fans of those singers who missed this opportunity to enjoy their performances! I suspect that TCM will air both films in the near future to make up for their mistake.


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