There’s No Business Like Show Business

TheresNoBusinessLikeShowBusinessBB.5

(out of 5)


The life of a show business family is the subject of this shallow musical.  and  are the parents, while  and  are the kids, both of whom engage in romantic affairs between splashy numbers.   appears as one of O’Connor’s distractions, and sings the film’s best songs, including ‘You’d Be Surprised’ and ‘Heat Wave’. There are funny situations and great, colourful costumes, but the whole thing is very episodic and not overly impressive.


Twentieth Century Fox

USA, 1954

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by , , , , ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by


Academy Award Nominations
Best Costume Design (Colour) (Charles LeMaire, Travilla, Miles White)
Best Music (Music Score of a Musical Picture) (Alfred Newman, Lionel Newman)
Best Writing (Motion Picture Story) (Lamar Trotti)

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