There's No Business Like Show Business
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus there three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family acts begins to fall apart.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: May 14, 2002
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69%
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58%



Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

If you're looking for a good film that features Irving Berlin tunes, this one is not the film you're looking for.

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

The decline of the musical starts here. Faux Kelly just doesn't work.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Overstuffed and cornball, but some great Berlin musical numbers, especially Monroe's "Heat Wave."

Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Though Marilyn Monroe was the country's biggest movie star, this plotless musical, a tribute to the genius composer Irving Berlin, belongs to Ethel Merman.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Corny, loud, splashy, but it has Merman and solid cast

Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

The movie does not blend the magic of music, dance, and emotion in the way which the best musicals do.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Maybe if it didn't have Johnny Ray...


Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Morgan Salem
I just love Donald O' Connor. She is so sweet and funny! The story itself wasnt all the great; Theater family is ripped apart for different reasons yada… More
Leigh Ryan
It was great.
Jennifer D
Flashly and splashy and exactly what 50s musicals are. Most numbers were visually appealing and catchy. Not all, but most. The story was pretty nice too even if… More
Anastasia Bartzoulianou
enjoyable when it comes to Monroe, but tiring with the repeat of the vaudevillian Donohues... nice but not enough.
jay nixon
glitzy, shallow, loud and a whole lot of fun except when johnnie ray is on screen.