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Romance on the High Seas (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 July 1948 (USA)
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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
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Cast

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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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Plinio
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Ship's Doctor
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Rio Hotel Clerk
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Miss Medwick
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Dudley
John Berkes ...
The Drunk (as Johnny Berkes)
Avon Long ...
Specialty Singer
Page Cavanaugh ...
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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:

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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Trivia

For the part of Georgia Garrett, Warner Bros. inquired about borrowing Judy Garland from MGM, but Metro's policy at the time was not to lend Miss Garland to other studios. Mary Martin also had been in the running to play Georgia. Warners then acquired Betty Hutton in a loan-out deal with Paramount, but before filming started, Miss Hutton had to bow out because of her pregnancy. See more »

Goofs

About an hour into the movie, Georgia and Peter are smoking and talking at the ship's rail. When Georgia (Doris Day) tosses her cigarette "overboard", you can hear it land on the studio floor. See more »

Quotes

Ship's doctor: Let me see your tongue.
[he bends over; we hear hs spine crack and he grabs his back]
Ship's doctor: Ow!
Georgia Garrett: What's the matter?
Ship's doctor: Well, I get dizzy when I bend. I must be coming down with something.
Georgia Garrett: Awww.
Ship's doctor: Thank you very much, yes. May I feel your pulse?
[she offers her wrist; he offers his to her]
Ship's doctor: You might as well feel mine, if you'd be so kind. Thank you.
[pause]
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Gilligan's Island: It's Magic (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

It's You or No One
(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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