Top o' the Morning is a 1949 musical comedy film that is part mystery and part romance. It features a New York insurance investigator who sets out on a detective mission, but becomes distracted and falls in love with the local police sergeant's daughter instead. Directed by David Muller, the film portrays a very American concept of Ireland, with Joe Mulqueen (Bing Crosby) acting as the American-Irish connection. Joe Mulqueen's stated mission is to recover the missing Blarney Stone, but through his connections with the local police officer, Sergeant McNaughton (Barry Fitzgerald), Joe meets Conn McNaughton (Ann Blyth) and finds himself dedicated to a completely different mission. Will Mulqueen need the Blarney stone (known for its power to give people the gift of gab and the ability to flatter) to court Conn, or will mystery naturally dissolve into romance? Top o' the Morning is an old-fashioned movie about comedy, love, music and mystery in Ireland.