|Bring Your Smile Along|
|Directed by||Blake Edwards|
|Produced by||Jonie Taps|
|Written by||Blake Edwards
|Music by||Paul Mason Howard|
|Cinematography||Charles Lawton Jr.|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||22 June 1955|
|Running time||83 min.|
Bring Your Smile Along is a 1955 comedy film by Blake Edwards. It was Edwards' directorial debut. Edwards wrote the script for this Frankie Laine musical with his mentor, director Richard Quine. Songs Laine sang in the film included his 1951 hit "The Gandy Dancers' Ball."
Quine and Edwards would subsequently write He Laughed Last for Laine. Edwards had previously written several scripts for Quine to direct: Sound Off was a 1952 service comedy starring Mickey Rooney; Rainbow Round My Shoulder was an earlier Laine vehicle from the same team; and All Ashore was Quine and Edwards' variation on On the Town teaming Rooney and Dick Haymes. Haymes also starred in their Cruisin' Down the River. Edwards directed second unit on Quine's Drive a Crooked Road, which cast Rooney against type and featured Quine and Edwards' script. Edwards continued working with Quine after his launching his own directing career. Their latterday efforts included the early Jack Lemmon films: My Sister Eileen, Operation Mad Ball, and The Notorious Landlady. Quine and Edwards also created the short-lived sitcom The Mickey Rooney Show, and developed Rooney's 1954 spoof, The Atomic Kid, for Republic Pictures.