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Duchess of Idaho (1950)

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Ellen Hallit is in love with her playboy boss, Douglas Morrison, but is too timid to do anything about it. To help her, her roommate Chris decides to step in, and devises a plan. Chris ... See full summary »

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Christine Riverton Duncan
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Dick Layne
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Douglas J. Morrison Jr.
Paula Raymond ...
Ellen Hallit
Clinton Sundberg ...
Matson
Connie Haines ...
Peggy Elliot
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Cyril, the Bellhop
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Linda Kinston
Tommy Farrell ...
Chuck
Sig Arno ...
M. Le Blanche
Dick Simmons ...
Alec J. Collins
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Ellen Hallit is in love with her playboy boss, Douglas Morrison, but is too timid to do anything about it. To help her, her roommate Chris decides to step in, and devises a plan. Chris follows Morrison on his trip to Sun Valley, Idaho and plays the overattentive female, hoping that he will send for Ellen (who often played his "fiancée" when he had a female he couldn't discourage otherwise.) Complications arise when Chris catches the eye of band leader Dick Layne, and finds herself caught in a triangle between the two men. Written by Anonymous

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14 July 1950 (USA)  »

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Die Venus verliebt sich  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

"Warm Hands, Cold Heart" (music and lyrics by Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston), sung by Mel Tormé, was deleted from this film, leaving The Velvet Fog tuneless and with only a bit of dialogue. The prerecording can be heard on the Rhino CD, "Mel Tormé in Hollywood." See more »

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In the opening credits, each actor's name is sung as part of the opening song. See more »

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Featured in American Masters: Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Choo Choo Choo to Idaho
Written by Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston
Sung by Van Johnson, Connie Haines and The Jubilaires
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An enjoyable feel good movie!
28 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Watching this movie made for a very pleasant Sunday morning. It's a typical boy-gets-girl...boy-loses-girl...etc., film, but wholesome in its content and dialog. How refreshing to see Esther Williams portray a thoughtful friend in trying to assist in her roommate's quest for her bosses affection, with no malice or self serving interest. The chef to this boss provides some amusing lines - but some real smiles come when you see that Van Johnson's band isn't really playing their instruments (if you look close, you will see that the piano player only taps the tops of the keys!). Of course, there are the gratuitous swimming scenes to showcase Esther Williams ~ but you find yourself watching her movies to see how they'll weave in this angle each time! This movie serves the purpose for which it was intended - a little light hearted fluff to put a smile on your face. All in all, a pleasant way to accompany a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning.


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