Mother Wore Tights (1947) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mother Wore Tights1947

Mother Wore Tights (1947)





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The riotous lives of a turn-of-the-century vaudevillian family provides the basis of this tuneful comedy that stars Betty Grable as the mother, a former trouper who left the stage to raise her daughters. After they are grown, the mother attempts a comeback, much to the embarrassment of one of he daughters who attends the snooty finishing school near the theater where her mother is slated to perform. Mother Wore Tights is a particular favorite among Betty Grable fans.


Betty Grable
as Myrtle McKinley Burt
Dan Dailey
as Frank Burt
Mona Freeman
as Iris Burt
Connie Marshall
as Mikie Burt
Robert Arthur
as Bob Clarkman
Sara Allgood
as Grandmother McKinley
William Frawley
as Mr. Schneider
Ruth Nelson
as Miss Ridgeway
Anabel Shaw
as Alice Flemmerhammer
Stephen Dunne
as Roy Bivens
George Cleveland
as Grandfather McKinley
Veda Ann Borg
as Rosemary Olcott
Senor Wences
as Specialty
Maude Eburne
as Mrs. Muggins
William Forrest
as Mr. Clarkman
Kathleen Lockhart
as Mrs. Clarkman
Will Wright
as Withers
Frank Orth
as Stage doorman
Tom Stevenson
as Hotel Clerk
Ann Gowland
as Mikie at Age 3
Joan Gerians
as One-Month-Old Baby
Kenny Williams
as Dance director
Eula Morgan
as Opera Singer
Stephen Kirchner
as Myrtle's Dancing Partner
Alvin Hammer
as Clarence
Ted Jordan
as Sailor
David Thursby
as Policeman
Anne Baxter
as Narrator
Karolyn Grimes
as Iris at Age 6
Antonio Filauri
as Papa Capucci
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Critic Reviews for Mother Wore Tights

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

A nice little movie starring Betty Grable.

February 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mother Wore Tights

One of Betty's biggest hits does contain some wonderful songs and flashy numbers but she made better films than this.

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