6.6/10
755
21 user 7 critic

My Dream Is Yours (1949)

An agent must search for a new personality to replace a popular singer who refuses to renew his radio contract. He finds one in the form of a single mother, but complications soon occur.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley
Stars: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Doris Day
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

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.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson
Tea for Two (1950)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A socialite with aspirations of a career in show business bets her wealthy uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for two days straight, hoping winning will help her fulfill her dreams.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson
Biography | Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The success and decline of songwriter Gus Kahn is portrayed, with his wife, Grace Kahn, sticking by him the whole time.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Doris Day, Danny Thomas, Frank Lovejoy
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A series of misunderstandings leads to a chorus girl traveling to Paris to represent the American theater, where she falls in love with a befuddled bureaucrat.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Ray Bolger, Claude Dauphin
Lucky Me (1954)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three struggling theatrical performers meet a famous songwriter who is trying to convince a wealthy oilman to finance a musical he is scripting, promising them stardom if it comes to fruition.

Director: Jack Donohue
Stars: Doris Day, Robert Cummings, Phil Silvers
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A showgirl returns to her New York home to visit her alcoholic mother, where she catches the eye of a Broadway producer.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Doris Day, Gene Nelson, S.Z. Sakall
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A series of misunderstandings leaves a married man believing he has impregnated the owner of an adoption agency, and that she will be his and his wife's surrogate.

Director: Gene Kelly
Stars: Doris Day, Richard Widmark, Gig Young
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Jane Osgood runs a lobster business, which supports her two young children. Railroad staff inattention ruins her shipment, so with her lawyer George, Jane sues Harry Foster Malone, director of the line and the "meanest man in the world".

Director: Richard Quine
Stars: Doris Day, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs
Starlift (1951)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

To impress a movie star, a U.S. Air Force pilot pretends he is soon to see combat. When his lie gets out, chaos ensues.

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Virginia Mayo
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A housewife's sudden rise to fame as a soap spokesperson leads to chaos in her home life.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Thomas Hutchins
...
Vivian Martin
...
Felix Hofer
...
Freda Hofer
...
Uncle Charlie
...
Fred Grimes
...
Sourpuss Manager
John Berkes ...
Customer at Green Room
Ada Leonard ...
Ada Leonard
Frankie Carle ...
Frankie Carle
...
Bugs Bunny / Tweety (voice)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Warner Bros. All-Time Love-Time Musical Smash!! See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mein Traum bist Du  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The set for Gary Mitchells' apartment is made up using sections of the apartment from "Rope" (1949) See more »

Goofs

During a montage showing Martha's rise to stardom, there's a shot of stacks of fan letters, all of them bearing the address of what turns out to be Martha's home address. Even in the far more innocent times in which the film was set, stars didn't publicly reveal their home addresses and virtually all fan mail would have been addressed to her movie studio or record label or simply "Hollywood." See more »

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Behind the Tunes: Looney Tunes Go Hollywood (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Doris Day at an audition
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The young Doris Day shines like a sun on the screen
5 June 2005 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

The movie tells the story of Doug Blake (Jack Carson) as he searches for a new radio singer star in order to replace his conceited former friend Gary Mitchell (Lee Bowman), who has just refused to sign another contract. In New York Doug is spellbound by the singing talents of young war widow Martha Gibson (Doris Day). He brings her and her little son Freddy to Hollywood, where Martha and her manager Doug have to go through all the difficulties that an unknown singer has to face on the way to success. Gradually, Doug also falls in love with Martha, who however is more attracted by Gary Mitchell. We can't wait to see, of course, who will finally get the girl ...

The familiar story line (with a musician rising from being a nobody to being a well-known and recognized star) is often delivered in a boring and either over-sentimental or spiritless way by other movies of this kind. In contrast, "My Dream is Yours" combines an original, heart-felt story with a good script and excellent direction. And there is Doris Day at the age of twenty-five! She may already appear quite charming in some of the better-known comedies that were produced ten or fifteen years later. Here her performance is so delightful to look at and her singing so refreshing to listen to that I was overwhelmed. If you like Doris Day, you simply have to see this movie.


16 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?