On Our Merry Way poster

On Our Merry Way 1948

About On Our Merry Way

Oliver Pease gets a dose of courage from his wife Martha and tricks the editor of the paper (where he writes lost pet notices) into assigning him the day's roving question. Martha suggests, "Has a little child ever changed your life?" Oliver gets answers from two slow-talking musicians, an actress whose roles usually feature a sarong, and an itinerant cardsharp. In each case the "little child" is hardly innocent: in the first, a local auto mechanic's "baby" turns out to be fully developed as a woman and a musician; in the second, a spoiled child star learns kindness; in the third, the family of a lost brat doesn't want him returned. And Oliver, what becomes of him?

On Our Merry Way Cast

On Our Merry Way Crew


George StevensDirector
John HustonDirector
Leslie FentonDirector
King VidorDirector


Burgess MeredithProducer
Benedict BogeausProducer
Kenneth WaltersProduction manager


Laurence StallingsScreenplay
Lou BreslowScreenplay
Arch ObolerStory
John O'HaraWriter


Heinz RoemheldOriginal music composer


Ernst FegtéArt direction
Duncan CramerArt direction
Fred WiddowsonSet decoration

Costume & make-up

Otis MalcolmMakeup artist
Scotty RackinHairstylist


Joseph F. BirocDirector of photography
Edward CronjagerDirector of photography
Gordon AvilDirector of photography
John F. SeitzDirector of photography