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Romance on the High Seas (1948)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  3 July 1948 (USA)
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Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.

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Elvira Kent
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Georgia Garrett
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Oscar Farrar
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Uncle Lazlo Lazlo
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Ship's Doctor
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Rio Hotel Clerk
Leslie Brooks ...
Miss Medwick
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Dudley
John Berkes ...
The Drunk (as Johnny Berkes)
Avon Long ...
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Socialite Elvira Kent suspects her husband of fooling around with other women. When he announces he can't join her on their scheduled ocean voyage, she hires a nightclub singer, Georgia Garrett, to pose as her on the cruise. Elvira stays at a hotel near home so she can spy on her husband. She's unaware, however, that her husband has hired a detective, Peter Virgil, to keep an eye on her at sea. Of course, Peter doesn't realize that Georgia is not Mrs. Kent... Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Romance en alta mar  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Although she had 4th billing in this film, her screen debut, audience reaction to Doris Day was so strong and immediate that Warners signed her to a 7 year contract, during which she appeared in dozens of films and became a Top Ten Box Office star. See more »

Quotes

Dudley: Oh! How do you do, Miss Garrett?
Georgia Garrett: Greetings, chum!
Dudley: My, we haven't seen you, let's see now, since you didn't go to Switzerland.
Georgia Garrett: Yeah, I got a big kick out of planning that trip. What looks good this time of year?
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When It's Day Time, the Sun Always Shines
27 July 2008 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Make no mistake, this is Doris Day's movie, first one or not. And that's no small accomplishment. She is up against not just two, but three veteran scene-stealers in Oscar Levant, "Cuddles" Szakall and Jack Carson. Yet the sheer naturalness of her winning personality is enough to launch one of Hollywood's most successful screen careers.

On the whole, it's an entertaining film, especially the first third where Day's high spirits are allowed to shine. Once the shipboard romance takes over, things slow down and the mood shifts. Whatever his other many talents, the versatile Jack Carson is a character actor, not a leading man. Too bad he gets romantically serious and we lose his light comedic talents. And, of course, there's the professional wit, the very unHollywood-looking Oscar Levant, always livening things up with a mordant quip.

What a gorgeous movie to look at. The Technicolor is outstanding. Note how well the colors are coordinated, especially the scenes in Rio. This is a neglected phase of movie-making, and here the art director and set designer both deserve industry awards. The plot's fairly clever, having to do with a marital mix-up that keeps the audience interested without straining. Nonetheless, it's Day's movie, showing what an engaging screen personality she is-- too bad she became mockingly identified as America's "professional virgin". Here, her rendition of "It's Magic" is just that. Magic!


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