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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Plinio
Eric Blore ...
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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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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From the Atlantic to the Pacific no musical ever so terrific! 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 »

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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

Georgia Garrett: Oscar! Aren't you going to kiss me?
Oscar Farrar: I don't know how. Will you show me?
[she kisses his cheek]
Oscar Farrar: You don't know how either!
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played during the wedding
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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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