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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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Peter Virgil
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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 ...
Page Cavanaugh
Page Cavanaugh Trio ...
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!


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3 July 1948 (USA)  »

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Romance on the High Seas  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Because Warner ace director Michael Curtiz owed the government $350,000 in back taxes, the studio set him up in his own production company. When Betty Hutton bowed out, Styne suggested Doris Day without knowing that she had already been turned down by the studio because of a bad screen test. Producer Henry Blanke was persuaded to supervise a second, much more successful test. When Styne threatened to use Day in his own picture, Curtiz acquiesced. 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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Referenced in Homicide (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

The Tourist Trade
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Avon Long
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Grand Debut for Doris
23 March 2002 | by (Cleveland, Ohio) – See all my reviews

One of the delights of "Romance on the High Seas" is the remarkable debut of Doris Day. Having replaced an indisposed Betty Hutton, Day stepped into this role with all the zest and zip that she brought to her total career.

It's rather amazing to me how accomplished Day was in her initial screen effort: her comedic work, singing, and general enactment was like that of a seasoned professional. All the infectious Day sparkle and spirit was there from the beginning, after only a brief period as a band singer.

Ably assisted by the multi-faceted Jack Carson, pretty other-woman Janis Paige, vulnerable foils Don DeFore and Oscar Levant, and top character actor S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, this Warner Bros. musical bounces along merrily. Fetching songs, a witty script, nice settings in Rio and Cuba, and a stylish specialty number by Avon Long keep things moving along right to the kaleidoscopic finale staged by Busby Berkeley.

"Romance on the High Seas" is a pleasurable way to spend an evening. As Doris's song goes, "It's Magic."


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