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Top O' the Morning

Top O' the Morning(1949)

Also Known As: Diamond in the Haystack | Needle in a Haystack |

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Brief Synopsis

One bright morning, the villagers near Blarney Castle, Ireland hear terrible news: the famed Blarney Stone has been stolen. Enter Joe Mulqueen, singing insurance investigator from New York. The lovely daughter of police sergeant McNaughton soon catches Joe's eye, and oddly enough Joe fulfills an ancient prophecy of who her lover will be. Meanwhile, Joe does find time to do a little investigating...

Cast & Crew

David Miller Director
Bing Crosby Joe Mulqueen
Ann Blyth Conn McNaughton
Barry Fitzgerald Officer Briany McNaughton
Hume Cronyn Hughie Devine
Eileen Crowe Biddy O'Devlin
John McIntire Inspector Fallon
Tudor Owen Cormac Gillespie
Jimmy Hunt Pearse O'Neill
Morgan Farley Edwin Livesley
John Eldredge E. L. Larkin
John Costello Village gossip

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 31 Aug 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  Paramount--3/4"
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Bing Crosby Enterprises, Inc.
Duration(mins):  98-99 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Why hasn't this made it to DVD?

    CB 2019-03-25

    I really wish this film is released on DVD. It was a joy to see it for the first time a few weeks ago. Fingers crossed for a box set of lesser known Bing... MORE>

  • Fabulous film, needs to be on DVD!

    StratasFan 2012-08-18

    We just saw this for the first time yesterday, after years of waiting. It was a fabulous, funny, darling film! For any fan of Bing, Ann Blyth, or Barry... MORE>

  • Top of the morning

    marcoI 2011-02-16

    Classic Bing and Barry movie..should be played every March 17th.. MORE>