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My Dream Is Yours (1949)

Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single ... See full summary »

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Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single mother with a great voice. He arranges for her to move to Hollywood, but then has a problem trying to sell her to the show's sponsor. Doug tries every trick he can think of to make Martha a star, and as the two work more closely, he falls in love with her. Complicating matters further is when Martha meets and becomes attracted to Garry. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The All-Time Big-Time Musical!! See more »

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16 April 1949 (USA)  »

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Mein Traum bist Du  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on December 26, 1949 with Jack Carson reprising his film role. See more »

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When Martha is tucking Freddie into bed, a microphone shadow is visible on the back wall of the bedroom. See more »

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Doug Blake: [Doug has just sprung a little boy as an unexpected new roommate on Vi, whose apartment management does not allow children or pets] Vi, isn't he wonderful?
Vivian Martin: Yeah, cutest little lease-breaker I ever saw. Where's his mother?
Doug Blake: She's downstairs, she wasn't sure how you'd take this.
Vivian Martin: Yeah I'll bet.
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Version of Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) See more »

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With Plenty of Money and You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Doris Day during the audition for Doug
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Old Hollywood
24 May 2005 | by (San Diego, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

I've forgotten how vibrant and appealing the young Doris was.

She benefits here from a class director like Michael Curtiz.

I only wished he could have done the same for Rosie Clooney in "White Christmas" or with Peggy Lee in "The Jazz Singer" as they had this potential beyond being blonde canary birds, but never hit their stride in films the way Doris did. Here she visits such Hollywood landmarks as the Brown Derby and Schwab's drug store. Eve Arden scores again as the unlucky-with-men, wise-cracking best friend, a part Thelma Ritter played to perfection in "Pilow Talk," later with Doris. After the first hour, the ghost of "A Star is Born" begins to take form as Lee Bowman drinks himself out of a career and then the unknown Doris rises to become a bigger star than he. Also, the presence of both Jack Carson and Adolphe Menjou from both versions of " Star is Born" triggered my memory. But Bowman is no James Mason who evoked sympathy from the audience and, in fact, he's mainly a conceited jerk who deserves to fail.

But this is Doris's film and in it she showed the promise of what was to come in films like "Young Man with a Horn" (Curtiz again) and "Love Me or Leave Me." It's only when musicals dropped out of fashion and she was forced into doing mediocre comedies that made us forget her truly wide-ranging talents. Had she been given better co-stars than Jack Carson and the insipid Gordon MacRae, she might have risen to the heights of a Judy Garland!


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