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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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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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Romance in High C  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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 »

Goofs

When Peter and Georgia are at the bar, a bartender sets down a bowl of potato chips near her. In the next longer shot, they are missing, but reappear in the following shot. See more »

Quotes

Plinio: I'm spending a fortune to redecorate this place so I can reopen in time for Carnival. To get my investment back I need an attraction, a real attraction. I need someone with a name!
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The credits is opened by a businessman's hand and each credit has a different tropical and paradise scene. See more »

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It's Magic
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Doris Day
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It's Magic!
4 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

"You sigh the song begins, You speak and I hear violins---It's Magic."

Doris sure captured us all under her spell in her first role as Miss Georgia Garrett in Romance on the High Seas. Georgia is a singer hired by socialite, Mrs. Kent (Janis Paige). Mrs. Kent has suspicions that her husband is cheating on her when he backs out of a trip. She hires Georgia to go in her place on a cruise to South America. Mrs. Kent then is free to spy on her husband. Mr. Kent (Don DeFore) meanwhile has hired a private detective, Peter Virgil (Jack Carson), to trail his wife on her cruise. Talk about lack of trust! The highlight of the film, for me, is when Georgia, posing as Mrs. Kent, and Peter go ashore. They are seated and Georgia begins to sing "It's Magic." It is just beautiful! Soon, Peter and Georgia begin to fall for each other. As this is his client's "wife", Peter knows that this is a no-no. But, have they fallen too far under the spell? **A great cast-Doris Day, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and of course SZ Sakall **Terrific songs-"Put 'Em in a Box", "It's Magic", "It's You Or No One", "I'm in Love", "The Tourist Trade", and "Run, Run, Run" **Great dialogue This movie has it all! A must see! Be captivated-it truly is MAGIC!


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