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Romance on the High Seas (1948)

 -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elvira Kent
Don DeFore ...
Michael Kent
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Georgia Garrett
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Oscar Farrar
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Uncle Lazlo Lazlo
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Plinio
Eric Blore ...
Ship's Doctor
Franklin Pangborn ...
Rio Hotel Clerk
Leslie Brooks ...
Miss Medwick
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Dudley
John Berkes ...
The Drunk (as Johnny Berkes)
Avon Long ...
Specialty Singer
Page Cavanaugh ...
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Page Cavanaugh Trio ...
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Storyline

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 and Laughter...under a Rio moon! See more »


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3 July 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amore sotto coperta  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In her autobiography, Doris Day recalled that in her screen-test song, "A Rainy Night in Rio" (music, by Arthur Schwartz, lyrics by Leo Robin), director Michael Curtiz at first instructed her to move around in the frenzied film style of Betty Hutton. Doris then requested to perform the number in her natural, more sedate manner. See more »

Quotes

Peter Virgil: There's something I just gotta do, I cant help myself.
Georgia Garrett: Well if you cant help yourself, you can't help yourself.
Peter Virgil: I gotta find the cable-gram.
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Soundtracks

It's Magic
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Doris Day
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Doris Day's first time to shine on the Silver Screen
13 August 2004 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

Fortune certainly smiled on the talented Doris Day when she landed her first movie role in this typical late-Forties musical comedy confection. She looks great, sounds terrific and acts with confidence, supported by the best that Warner Brothers could muster (except for the annoying Oscar Levant, an all-time UNfavorite of mine). And, as always, the Warners music department and sound technicians provide a wonderfully lush treat for the ears.

Turner Classic Movies, bless 'em, occasionally hauls this one out of their vaults and it's fun to see it uninterrupted and causing one's TV screen to glow with that particularly cool, yet warm at the same time, three-strip Technicolor that Warners seemed to specialize in before Warnercolor's less vibrant tones decorated the studio's color output. Of course the clothes, the elaborately formal sets, and those hairdos (Could any woman back then achieve those coiffures without the aid of a platoon of hairdressers?) all are quintessentially Hollywood just before the Fifties demanded that everything look very modern and somewhat more sleek. But as a way to enjoy a bit of still very entertaining nostalgia, this one is hard to beat!


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