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Finian's Rainbow


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Musical starring Fred Astaire
Petula Clark
Tommy Steele
Finian McLonergan arrives in America from Ireland with a crock of gold, intending to bury it near Fort Knox in the hope that it will multiply in value. But complications arise in the form of his daughter Sharon's adventures and the arrival of a leprechaun who wants the gold back. The songs include That Old Devil Moon, IfThisIsn Love and How Are Things in G/occa Morra?
Director Francis Ford Coppola
SEE FILMS pages 43-50


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Finian McLonergan
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Finian McLonergan: Fred Astaire
Sharon McLonergan: Petula Clark
Og: Tommy Steele
Woody: Don Francks
Susan the Silent: Barbara Hancock
Judge Billboard Rawkins: Keenan Wynn
Howard: Al Freeman Jr
Henry: Louis Silas

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