Idol on Parade is a 1955 American musical comedy film directed by Walter Lang and starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, and Gower Champion. The film is about a young woman who becomes a star after winning a beauty pageant. The film begins with a young woman named Susan Miller (Kathryn Grayson) working as a waitress in a small town diner. She dreams of becoming a star, and one day she enters a beauty pageant. Susan wins the pageant, and her prize is a trip to Hollywood to star in a movie. Susan arrives in Hollywood and is immediately overwhelmed by the glamour and excitement of the city. She meets her agent, Barney Hopkins (Howard Keel), who helps her get a job as a chorus girl in a musical. Susan quickly becomes a star, and she soon finds herself in love with Barney. However, Barney is already married to another woman, and Susan is heartbroken. She decides to leave Hollywood and return to her hometown. However, she soon realizes that she cannot give up her dream of becoming a star. She returns to Hollywood and continues her career. Idol on Parade is a heartwarming story about a young woman who follows her dreams and achieves stardom. The film is full of beautiful music and dance numbers, and it is a classic example of the American musical genre.

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Idol on Parade (1959)

1h 28m

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Idol on Parade is a 1955 American musical comedy film directed by Walter Lang and starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, and Gower Champion. The film is about a young woman who becomes a star after winning a beauty pageant. The film begins with a young woman named Susan Miller (Kathryn Grayson) working as a waitress in a small town diner. She dreams of becoming a star, and one day she enters a beauty pageant. Susan wins the pageant, and her prize is a trip to Hollywood to star in a movie. Susan arrives in Hollywood and is immediately overwhelmed by the glamour and excitement of the city. She meets her agent, Barney Hopkins (Howard Keel), who helps her get a job as a chorus girl in a musical. Susan quickly becomes a star, and she soon finds herself in love with Barney. However, Barney is already married to another woman, and Susan is heartbroken. She decides to leave Hollywood and return to her hometown. However, she soon realizes that she cannot give up her dream of becoming a star. She returns to Hollywood and continues her career. Idol on Parade is a heartwarming story about a young woman who follows her dreams and achieves stardom. The film is full of beautiful music and dance numbers, and it is a classic example of the American musical genre.

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Cast
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William Bendix

Sgt. Lush
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Anthony Newley

Jeep Jackson
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Anne Aubrey

Caroline
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Lionel Jeffries

Burton Bassett
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Sidney James

Herbie
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David Lodge

Shorty
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William Kendall

C.O.
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Dilys Laye

Rene
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Bernie Winters

Joseph Jackson
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Sean Kelly

Ernie
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Harry Fowler

Ron
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Percy Herbert

Sergeant (Hebrides)
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Rosamund Greenwood

Spinster
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Roderick Cook

Nobby
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Gordon Boyd

Cpl. Nerking (as Gordon Needham)
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Larry Martyn

Teenager
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John Wood

Jeremy
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Susan Hampshire

Martha
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Bill Shine

Ticket Collector
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Martin Boddey

Chucker-out
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Rupert Davies

Sergeant Major
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Keith Smith

Post Corporal
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Noel Hood

School Mistress
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Norman Atkyns

Stage Manager (uncredited)
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Geoffrey Bayldon

Record Producer. (uncredited)
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Stanley Beard

(uncredited)
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Tom Bowman

Freddy - Soldier in Spider Squad (uncredited)
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Pauline Chamberlain

Showgirl (uncredited)
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Andre Charisse

Club Manager (uncredited)
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Carl Conway

Soldier in Spider Squad (uncredited)
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Eric Corrie

(uncredited)
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John Cowley

(uncredited)
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Rosemary Davis

Girl (uncredited)
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Patrick Halpin

Waiter at 'The Blue Cockatoo' (uncredited)
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Arthur Howell

Policeman / Soldier at Officers' Ball Meeting (uncredited)
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Aileen Lewis

Onlooker (uncredited)
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Ian MacNaughton

(uncredited)
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Billy Milton

Man with Plates (uncredited)
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Jane Navello

Iris (uncredited)
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Lester Nixon

(uncredited)
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Geremy Phillips

Soldier (uncredited)
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Edwin Richfield

Soldier (uncredited)
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Maureen Riscoe

Naafi Girl (uncredited)
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Marigold Russell

Naafi Girl (uncredited)
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Tony Spears

Man in Cinema (uncredited)
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Guy Standeven

Guest at Officers Ball (uncredited)
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John Stuart

Doctor (uncredited)
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John Tatham

Policeman (uncredited)
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Joe Wadham

Cab Driver (uncredited)
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Ian Wilson

Man in Cinema (uncredited)
Crew
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John Gilling

Director
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John Antrobus

Writer
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William Camp

Writer
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