MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 13,487 this week

I'll Get By (1950)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 66 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 22 Apr 2011
 
a list of 3141 titles
created 16 Jan 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 56 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "I'll Get By" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: I'll Get By (1950)

I'll Get By (1950) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of I'll Get By.
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Jane Froman (Susan Hayward), an aspiring songstress, lands a job in radio with help from pianist Don Ross (David Wayne), whom she later marries. Jane's popularity soars, and she leaves on a... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Stage-and-night club star Jeannie Laird (June Haver) buys her first home, and everyone who is anyone comes to her first garden party only to be blinded by smoke from next door. Jeannie ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Sale
Stars: Dan Dailey, June Haver, Dennis Day
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The fashion industry and Paris provide the setting for a comedy surrounding the mistaken impression that Joanne Woodward is a high-priced call girl. Paul Newman is the journalist interviewing her for insights on her profession.

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Thelma Ritter
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler
Stars: June Haver, Gordon MacRae, James Barton
Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.

Director: Irving Cummings
Stars: Betty Grable, John Payne, June Haver
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the Pacific during WWII, a Roman Catholic widow falls for a tough lieutenant colonel.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: William Holden, Deborah Kerr, Thelma Ritter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Light-hearted, old-style romance about a farm-hand who arranges to buy a pair of mules from his employer. No one is able to handle the mules and he must train them. Adding to his dilemma, ... See full summary »

Director: F. Hugh Herbert
Stars: June Haver, Lon McCallister, Walter Brennan
Biography | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In the early 1900s, song plugger Larry Kelly chances to meet Alfred Breitenbach, poor opera composer...and his lovely daughter Doris, who falls for Larry. To improve their acquaintance, ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Mark Stevens, June Haver, S.Z. Sakall
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The macho head of an urban community center tries to reform juvenile delinquents.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Stephen McNally, Thelma Ritter, Luis Van Rooten
Wabash Avenue (1950)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Andy Clark discovers he was cheated out of a half interest in partner Mike's business, now a thriving dance hall in 1892 Chicago. Unable to win it back, Andy schemes to make Mike's position... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster
Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Phil Harris
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A new infection that simply makes people feel happy is treated as a threat by the authorities while its "victims" work to spread it to others.

Director: George Seaton
Stars: George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore, Don Stroud
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: June Haver, Mark Stevens, Martha Stewart
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
June Haver ...
Liza Martin
William Lundigan ...
William Spencer
...
Terry Martin
Dennis Day ...
Freddy Lee
...
...
Miss Murphy
...
Peter Pepper
Danny Davenport ...
Chester Dooley
Harry Antrim ...
Mr. Olinville
Edit

Storyline

Updated version of "Tin Pan Alley" concerns two songwriters and their romantic entanglements with the pretty pair of sisters helping them plug their songs. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

TOPS IN ROMANCE...GREAT IN ITS HILARIOUS COMEDY!! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De Corpo e Alma  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The set used for the Martin sisters' apartment is the identical set used that same year by Fox for Margo Channing's apartment in All About Eve (1950). See more »

Goofs

Feet can be seen underneath the prop cars in the "Fifth Avenue" number. See more »

Soundtracks

Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Written by Stephen Foster
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
More than 'gets by'
2 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Amazing how long it took for me to see this spirited 'B' Technicolor Fox musical on broadcast TV, having seen most of the other 'A' and 'B' Fox musicals of the '40s and early '50s. Essentially, a combo remake of the B&W 'Tin Pan Alley' and the Technicolor 'The Dolly Sisters', the latter being a semi-remake of the former, with 2 of the original 4 stars. Whereas 'Tin Pan Alley'is set just before and during the US involvement in WWI, the present film has a similar relationship with WWII. Both films turn into flag-wavers toward the end, as the male stars are drafted into the army, and the female stars conveniently go overseas to entertain the troops. In the present film, 'B' singer-dancers June Haver and Gloria DeHaven get a chance to shine without the dominance of 'A' stars, such as Betty Grable, Alice Faye, and Carmen Miranda. I thought they made a great pair of performers, whether performing singly, together, or with Dennis Day. In contrast to the legally blond Dolly sisters, the present sisters sported contrasting blond and brunette hair, foreshadowing the Marylin Monroe-Jane Russell team in 'Gentlemen Prefer Blonds', a few years later. The up and coming June Haver costarred with Betty Grable in 'The Dolly Sisters': a replacement for the retiring Alice Faye, who costarred with Grable in 'Tin Pan Alley'. In the present film, the sisters are much more of a sister act than in 'Tin Pan Alley', where Faye and Grable mostly did their own numbers. In this respect, it more resembles 'The Dolly Sisters', which was also filmed in Technicolor. However, the latter film mostly featured gaudy turn of the century costumes, whereas wardrobes in the present film were mostly kept relatively simple.

Bland William Lundigan, along with Dennis Day, replaced John Payne and Jack Oakie, respectively, as composer-lyricists. Like Oakie, Day contributes several songs, alone or with one or two of 'the girls'. Some like his distinctive Irish tenor voice, others do not. Very different from Oakie's vaudevillian style. Unlike the previous films, this one featured a variety of additional stars in minor roles or cameo, perhaps most notably Harry James(Betty Grable's husband), motherly Thelma Ritter, a young Steve Allen as a disc jockey, and vaudevillian-styled, tall and lanky, Dan Dailey in a surprise song and dance with 'the girls', near the ending. The latter was a toned-down counterpart to the memorable 'Sheik of Araby' song and dance number in 'Tin Pan Alley', which had rotund Billy Gilbert(as the sheik) performing with 'the girls'.

Dailey reportedly was perhaps Grable's favorite male costar, although

not having quite the looks of a matinée idol. Both this film and 'The Dolly Sisters' sorely missed the comedic and all around vaudevillian talents of Jack Oakie, as in 'Tin Pan Alley', as a counterweight to the melodramatic scenes. Even Clark Gable reportedly was hesitant to do a film with the scene-stealing Oakie. If Dailey had taken Lundigan's place in the present film and been allowed to participate in more song and dance routines, this would have largely compensated for the absence of Oakie. Thankfully, the present film was lighter on heavy romantic melodrama than the previous two, where this got tedious at times.

Haver, was kept under contract with Fox as a possible replacement for the older Betty Grable, while sometimes starring in her own 'B' films. She seemed to lack something exciting in Grable's personality and looks that appealed to audiences, and never became a big star, although quite beautiful and talented. She should not be confused with June Havoc, sister of Gypsy Rose Lee, who was a supporting actress in the very popular Fox musical 'Hello, Frisco, Hello', among other Fox films of the same era. Gloria DeHaven basically followed a similar path,although I found her quite appealing in this and other films.

The list of songs sung or danced to includes: "There Will Never Be Another You", "It's Been a Long,Long, Time","I'll Get By", "Deep in the Heart of Texas","I've Got the World on a String", "Taking a Chance on Love", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "MacNamara's Band", and "America, I Love You": the latter being the only tune sung in both 'Tin Pan Alley' and the present film, symbolizing the flag-waving orientation of the films.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
I'll Get By (1950) -'Another Diamond of Hollywood' frank52_2000
Discuss I'll Get By (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?