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The Stars Are Singing

The Stars Are Singing
Directed by Norman Taurog
Produced by Irving Asher
Screenplay by Liam O'Brien
Story by Paul Hervey Fox
Starring Rosemary Clooney
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Lauritz Melchior
Music by Victor Young (uncredited)
Cinematography Lionel Lindon
Edited by Arthur P. Schmidt
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
March 11, 1953
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Stars Are Singing is a 1953 Paramount Pictures musical starring Rosemary Clooney, Anna Maria Alberghetti, and Lauritz Melchior.

In the story, a 15-year-old Polish girl (played by Alberghetti) attempts to enter the U.S. illegally, setting off a major search by immigration officials. She is befriended by a struggling group of New York performers, who try to get approval for her to remain in the country.

Clooney sings her hit song "Come On-a My House" and Danish tenor Lauritz Melchior sings "Vesti la giubba from Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci in this Technicolor production.[1]

The film cost $1,264,337[2] and earned an estimated $1.6 million at the North American box office in 1953.[3]



  1. ^ Netflix DVD
  2. ^ Michael A. Hoey, Elvis' Favorite Director: The Amazing 52-Film Career of Norman Taurog, Bear Manor Media 2013
  3. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954