Although Arthur Freed (1894-1973) was a lyricist, he was best known as a producer, and produced many, many musicals in the 1940s and 1950s. By the time the film was ready for shooting, they had no song for O'Connor's character to perform solo, so co-director Stanley Donen suggested that Brown and Freed write a new song, indicating it should be like "Be A Clown
The result was called 100% plagiarism by Donen, but although Porter could have sued, he owed a personal debt to Freed for commissioning him to write the score for The Pirate
after two of his musicals had flopped consecutively on Broadway.
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