“The Best Things In Life Are Free” 1956 Movie Poster AP224

The Best Things in Life Are Free is a 1956 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz. The film starred, Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine and that truly rare bird, Sheree North. In 1957, the year after the film was released, it received an Oscar nomination for Lionel Newman in the category of Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture. It was directed by the great Michael Curtiz.

Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva’s personal ambition leads to friction as the other two increasingly feel left out of things.