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An abandoned baby is raised by three men: the Rev. Andrews, cantor Feldman, and Officer O'Donnell. When Feldman and O'Donnell each find a woman to fall in love with, they both think of getting married and settling down. And each wants to adopt Midge officially and raise her without the other "fathers". And Midge has to find some way for them to all become a family again. Written by Kathy Li

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M-G-M's Big Hearted Drama With Songs

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25 March 1948 (USA)  »

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A Mascote da Cidade  »

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Although there was not a soundtrack album, MGM issued a 78-rpm boxed album featuring Betty Garrett (making her screen debut), along with recording artists Kate Smith (intoning her trademark "God Bless America," written by Irving Berlin), Art Lund and Hal McIntyre's Orchestra. From RCA Victor came two releases by cast members: a 78-rpm album by the illustrious soprano who had retired from the Metropolitan Opera, Lotte Lehmann (singing "God Bless America" in the movie and commercially for RCA Victor); and a single by The Page Cavanaugh Trio of "Ok'l Baby Dok'l" (music and lyrics by Inez James and Sidney Miller) - performed here without Betty Garrett, who shared the soundtrack version and then made her own studio cut with Hal Mooney and His Orchestra for MGM Records to include on its album and also issue as a single. See more »

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Dat would be an ecumenical matter!
13 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film makes me thrill to be an atheist.

Spare a thought for poor Lotte Lehmann having to appear in this tosh and for little Margaret O'Brian who can't ACT although apparently she can cry to order (without the director offscreen threatening to kill her puppy ).

The schoolteacher supposed to be the love object of two of the "fathers" has a manner that would curdle milk and her face is harder than polished oak.

Danny Thomas does his thing and then does it some more and whoa does it again (maybe this is the only Hollywood musical ever set in a synagogue?)and so do all the other MGM contract players but this film has NOTHING going for it - at all - da nada! No - hang on - it does have Betty Garrett being funny and charming.

So the one star I am giving this is for Betty....


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