|Three Cheers for the Irish|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lloyd Bacon|
|Produced by||Samuel Bischoff|
|Screenplay by||Richard Macaulay|
|Starring|| Priscilla Lane |
Alan Hale, Sr.
|Music by||Adolph Deutsch|
|Edited by||William Holmes|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Three Cheers for the Irish is a 1940 comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon, written by Richard Macaulay and Jerry Wald, and starring Priscilla Lane, Thomas Mitchell and Dennis Morgan. The supporting cast features Virginia Grey, Alan Hale, Sr. and William Lundigan. The plot involves a veteran police officer (Mitchell) forced into retirement only to learn that his replacement (Morgan), whom he detests, is romancing his daughter (Lane). The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 16, 1940.
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