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Duchess of Idaho (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 14 July 1950 (USA)
Ellen Hallet 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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Dick Layn
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Douglas J. Morrison Jr.
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Peggy Elliot
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Cyril
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Linda Kinston
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Ellen Hallet 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 over-attentive female in hopes that he will send for Ellen who often plays his "fiancée" when he has a female he can't discourage otherwise. Complications arise when Chris catches the eye of band leader Dick Layn and finds herself caught in a triangle between the two men.

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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"You Won't Forget Me" (music by Fred Spielman, lyrics by Kermit Goell), sung by Lena Horne, was cut from the movie. For years, Lena's prerecording was missing until rediscovered and then issued on the 1996 Rhino DC box set, "That's Entertainment!" Joan Crawford (dubbed by India Adams) later performed the number in Torch Song (1953). See more »

Goofs

When Christine first spots Ellen dancing with the robe, the boom mic is barely visible. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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

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Baby Come Out of the Clouds
Written by Henry Nemo and Lee Pearl
Sung by Lena Horne
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great music
1 June 2007 | by (California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

Esther really shows off her flair for light comedy in this one, and for me - a lover of Esther Williams musicals - this one has the best music of them all...one great tune after another. Former band singer Connie Haines delivers two swinging songs and joins Van for another, and Lena Horne is in top form singing the hot number "Baby,Come Out Of The Clouds" in her glamorous style. Eleanor Powell tap dances to boogie woogie.

This is one of the films where we're supposed to believe that there is a huge nightclub with a giant swimming pool surrounded by chorus girls and filled with muscle men who strike poses with Esther...preposterous Hollywood fantasy, but that makes it all the more fun. A Technicolor delight.


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