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It's a Great Feeling (1949)

A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her.

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A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Seven Big Song Hits - All New! See more »

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1 August 1949 (USA)  »

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Two Guys and a Gal  »

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Trivia

Joan Crawford does a cameo and directs a short speech to Jack Carson before slapping his face. It's the same one she gives to Ann Blyth in Mildred Pierce (1945) before slapping her face. Carson co-starred in that film with Crawford. See more »

Goofs

The information man at the train station obviously has a great memory, knowing detailed information for remote destinations, and he instantly memorizes the fare for Gurky's Corners, and then the time it leaves, but he can't remember how he got that information just minutes earlier and has to go through each of the books to get the right document. See more »

Quotes

Jack Carson: [after being slapped] What was that for?
Joan Crawford: Oh, I do that in all my pictures.
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Connections

References Johnny Belinda (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Prelude to Act II
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played during the Hollywood Bowl scene
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Doris Day is a treat in one of her funniest comedy roles...
20 April 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Doris Day became an old hand at comedy by the time her career was over, but this early musical comedy with Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson is one of her funniest jobs. She plays a waitress at the Warner studio who wants to break into movies. Aided and abetted by Carson and Morgan, she gets her chance at stardom but not before a series of misadventures that are really an excuse to trot out some of the big Warner stars for brief cameos. She gets to warble a couple of so-so tunes but it's her comedy scenes with Bill Goodwin (as the studio head she's trying to impress) that display her true comic gifts, batting her lashes and giving him a silly grin. It cracks me up every time! Dennis Morgan has a nice duet with Day and there are some other standard tunes thrown in, but it's an amiable piece of entertainment, nicely packaged in technicolor. Danny Kaye has an unbilled cameo at the train station--and Irving Bacon does a comic turn that's quite amusing. Guest stars include Joan Crawford, Errol Flynn, Jane Wyman, Sydney Greenstreet, Patricia Neal, Eleanor Parker , Ronald Reagan and Edward G. Robinson. The "surprise" ending is a fun twist. And if that's not enough, there's S.Z. Sakall ("Cuddles") for even more laughs.


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