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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
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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 ...
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)  »

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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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the first nightclub table scene, Georgia's hand is off the table in side-shots, and on the table in facial-shots. 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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Crazy Credits

The credits is opened by a businessman's hand and each credit has a different tropical and paradise scene. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

I'm in Love
(uncredited)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Doris Day
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It's More Than Magic; It's A Miracle
27 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Doris Day hails from our city of Cincinnati, Ohio. A Price Hill girl who was born with the last name of Kappelhoff. Orignially, Doris wanted to be a dancer, and if I'm not mistaken, she studied with Pep Goldwyn here in Cincy. She was dancing with a guy named Jerry Doughtery when they became involved in a car accident and she was told by her doctors that she would never walk again, but they didn't know Doris as well as she knew herself, and she ended up walking again, so seeing her career as a dancer was more or less out the window, she studied singing with Grace Rains at Schuster Martin who also trained Tyrone Power, another Cincy talent, to be an actor, but he wanted to be a dancer also, and they told him, "Tyrone; try acting!" So, he did, and the rest is history! So, Doris ended up singing with a band, and later, it was obvious that Kappelhoff was not the right name for a professional singer although later some sexy lady by the name of Lollibrigida would not fare so bad with an unpronounceable name, but anyway, she was asked what her favorite song was, so the story goes, and she said, "Day by Day" and that's how Doris Kapplehoff became Doris Day. Then later she would do some Hollywood Musical Shorts for the movies, but nothing happened until she was spotted for her singing talent because of her hit record "Sentimental Journey" with Les Brown and His Band of Renown, and then Warner Brothers made the call, and she said, "No!" She wanted nothing to do with Hollywood, but eventually with a little coaxing by Jack Carson telling her that they needed her and the picture was set to go, she finally said yes, but to only one picture, and that was to be that! Well, after "Romance On The High Seas" premiered, that was to be that wasn't that anymore, and, once again, history was made! Was Doris lucky! One of the finest Hollywood directors Hollywood would ever see, the very underrated Michael Curtiz guided her through the picture, and the greatest songs composed for a singers debut in the movies, and of course, the hit song, "It's Magic" became another hit for Doris Day on the record charts, although, I've always preferred "It's You Or No One For Me" to be the better of the two, and "Put It In a Box, Tie It With a Ribbon" coming second in my opinion! Later on in her movie career, her dream of being a dancer would come true in movies such as Tea For Two, but she had to wear shin-splints to be able to dance, and after "Lullabye of Broadway" in which she completely showed her dancing talent, it was decided that dancing in the movies would have to stop for fear of damaging her legs again, and by the way, when she danced in the movies, notice that it was either long dresses or slacks that she wore to dance in, therefore, the shin splints could not be seen!

We're proud of our Doris here in Cincinnati, Ohio, which also boasts Tyrone Power, Vera Ellen, George Chakirus, Dean Millerk, who eventually wound up on the T.V. Series "December Bride" with Spring Byington and Frances Rafferty, and also, some say, Roy Rogers! We got a lot to be proud of here in Cincinnati, Ohio! WE LOVE YA DORIS!


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