Millionaire Merry-Go-Round (Kicking the Moon Around) March 30, 1938

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Maureen O'Hara in Millionaire Merry-Go-Round
 

Released on March 30, 1938: A millionaire in London falls for a poor girl with a great singing voice, but his gold-digging past girlfriend tries her best to ruin the relationship.

Produced by Herbert Wynne

Directed by Walter Forde

The Actors: Bert Ambrose (himself), Evelyn Dall (Pepper Martin), Maureen O'Hara (secretary), Harry Richman (himself, Harry Richman), Florence Desmond (Flo Hadley), Hal Thompson (Bobbie Hawkes), C. Denier Warren (Mark Browd, club owner), Leslie Carew (Streamline), Julian Vedey (Herbert Stoker), Max Bacon (Gus), Davy Burnaby (Magistrate), George Carney (Police Constable Truscott), Edward Rigby (Professor Scattlebury), Frank Atkinson (unknown), William Black (unknown), Frances Day (unknown), Edgar Driver (unknown), Dino Galvani (unknown), Mike Johnson (unknown)

 

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Big Red . . . A Star is Born

In Ireland the little FitzSimons girl was an athletic 'tom-boy' with bright red hair. Her father was an owner of the famous football team The Shamrock Rovers (soccer for us Yanks). The FitzSimmons girl might have been a professional athlete if she had been born a generation later, but her acting abilities earned her a position at the prestigious Abbey Theater and acting would be her future, and thankfully so, because one of the greatest actors of the twentieth century was about to begin her career.

Legendary British actor Charles Laughton was casting for his next movie Jamaica Inn, and was totally awed when he saw the screen test for this young red headed Irish lass. He immediately signed her to a movie contract and suggested that she change her name from Maureen FitzSimons to Maureen O'Hara, and a star was born. But a year before being discovered and skyrocketing to fame she appeared in her first motion picture . . . this one . . . in a bit part as the secretary for the owner of a London nightclub. This movie was first released in England under the name "Kicking the Moon Around," but in it's second go-round in England the name was changed to reflect the first song sung by Harry Richman, "Millionaire Merry-Go-Round." When the movie was released in the U.S. it was called, "The Playboy" but the version that I have for you is the second British release featuring London orchestra leader Bert Ambrose and his orchestra with popular singer Harry Richman surrounding a musical romantic drama between millionaire Bobbie Hawkes, played by Hal Thompson and the two women in his life, Florence Desmond and Evelyn Dall . . . oh . . . and don't forget that young red-haired Irish lass that plays the part of the nightclub owner's secretary, the soon to be very famous Maureen O'Hara. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with lots of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Bert Ambrose and Harry Richman
Bert Ambrose and Harry Richman
Bert Ambrose and Orchestra
Bert Ambrose and Orchestra
Bert Ambrose
Bert Ambrose
C. Denier Warren and Maureen O'Hara
C. Denier Warren and Maureen O'Hara
C. Denier Warren
C. Denier Warren
Davy Burnaby
Davy Burnaby
Davy Burnaby as the Magistrate
Davy Burnaby as the Magistrate
Davy Burnaby
Davy Burnaby
Edward Rigby and Evelyn Dall
Edward Rigby and Evelyn Dall
Evelyn Dall in Millionaire Merry-Go-Round
Evelyn Dall in Millionaire Merry-Go-Round
Evelyn Dall sings
Evelyn Dall sings
Evelyn Dall as Pepper Martin
Evelyn Dall as Pepper Martin
Florence Desmond, C. Denier Warren and Maureen O'Hara
Florence Desmond, C. Denier Warren and Maureen O'Hara
Florence Desmond dances with Hal Thompson
Florence Desmond dances with Hal Thompson
Florence Desmond dumps Hal Thompson when she thinks that he is broke
Florence Desmond dumps Hal Thompson when she thinks that he is broke
Florence Desmond mugs for the camera as she tries to act
Florence Desmond mugs for the camera as she tries to act
Florence Desmon in disguise, lies to Julian Vedey
Florence Desmon in disguise, lies to Julian Vedey
Florence Desmond
Florence Desmond
George Carney
George Carney
Hal Thompson and C. Denier Warren
Hal Thompson and C. Denier Warren
Hal Thompson in Millionaire Merry-Go-Round
Hal Thompson in Millionaire Merry-Go-Round
Hal Thompson dressed as a bum
Hal Thompson dressed as a bum
Hal Thompson sings to Evelyn Dall
Hal Thompson sings to Evelyn Dall
Hal Thompson
Hal Thompson
Harry Richman and Florence Desmond
Harry Richman and Florence Desmond
Harry Richman greets Florence Desmond
Harry Richman greets Florence Desmond
Harry Richman signs an autograph
Harry Richman signs an autograph
Julian Vedey offers Evelyn Dall a contract
Julian Vedey offers Evelyn Dall a contract
Maureen O'Hara
Maureen O'Hara