My Wild Irish Rose

My Wild Irish Rose is a 1947 film directed by David Butler. It stars Dennis Morgan and Arlene Dahl (in her debut film). It was nominated for an Academy Award in 1948.[3]

My Wild Irish Rose
Theatrical release poster
Directed byDavid Butler
Written byPeter Milne
StarringDennis Morgan
Music byMax Steiner
Ray Heindorf
CinematographyArthur Edeson
William V. Skall
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
December 27, 1947
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$3.4 million (US rentals)[2] or $4,890,000[1]


A fictionalized bio-pic of Chauncey Olcott, the film traces the rise of an Irish-American tenor to stardom at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th.


Olcott's original composition of the same name was included in the film's music and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Scoring of a Musical Picture.


Box Office

According to Warner Bros records, the film earned $3,921,000 domestically and $969,000 foreign.[1]


  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 28 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. "Top Grossers of 1948", Variety 5 January 1949 p 46
  3. "My Wild Irish Rose" via

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