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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 overview, first billed only:
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Elvira Kent
Don DeFore ...
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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 ...
Page Cavanaugh
Page Cavanaugh Trio ...
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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

The songs "I'm In Love", "Put 'em In a Box (Tie 'em With A ribbon) and "It's Magic" were all released as single records by 'Doris Day'. Of the three "It's Magic" was the biggest hit. 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

Oscar Farrar: I guess I'll just have to bury myself in my work.
[plays piano]
Georgia Garrett: Is that your Brooklyn Rhapsody?
Oscar Farrar: Who said anything about Brooklyn? It's now called the Caribbean Rhapsody. I'm very adaptable.
Georgia Garrett: Have you finished it yet?
Oscar Farrar: I don't want to finish it. People will like it. They'll make a big fuss over me, I'll have no time for myself, I'll be the toast of the town, and then what happens to that sweet boy you and I both love?
Georgia Garrett: Aren't you being modest? I have confidence in you, Oscar.
Oscar Farrar: Everybody has ...
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Referenced in Homicide (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Romance on the High Seas
(uncredited)
aka "In Trinidad"
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by the Samba Kings
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Sailing Down To Rio
1 March 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This one's a hoot!

This film's male cast is a very good one, and they receive most of the cargo of really funny lines: Don De Fore, Cuddles Sakall, Oscar Levant, and Canada's own Jack Carson. Oscar's misanthropic lines are usually acerbic enough, and self-referential enough, to sound as though he wrote them himself.

I was a little wary since this video is part of the Warner Brothers "Doris Day Collection". But Doris is really quite winning. According to an anonymous and unsung IMDb contributor, Judy Garland was the first choice for Doris's part. That would have been a poor fit; the role certainly calls for someone lighter. The second choice, Betty Hutton, would have been a good one as well, but Lady Day (sorry) won me over. She sings a number of delightful songs -- she just happens to find a jazz combo on shipboard to accompany her -- and there is nothing here as risible as "Que Sera Sera", the sugary kidnapping tune from "The Man Who Knew Too Much". "It's Magic" is the showstopper.

The cruise ship makes several stops as it's travelling south: Cuba, Trinidad, Rio. A song in the Hollywood version of the local style generally erupts spontaneously. Busby Berkeley called the shots on these, and his influence is, shall we say, detectable. Jack Carson sings a calypso number in an unsteady Trini accent, but it's not too bad considering he was attempting it 50 years ago, mahn.

Try booking a passage with this ship of fools the next time you're in need of a vacation.


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