Betty Grable and Dan Dailey are a married song and dance team who cannot have children. The movie follows the travails as they try and adopt and keep the kids they adopt while performing on their TV show.

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Jack Moran
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Walter Pringle
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Janet Pringle
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Gloria Adams
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Miss Irma Gilbert
Don Hicks ...
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Selma
Laura Pierpont ...
Mrs. Johnston
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Robert R. Stephenson ...
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Storyline

Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she's pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby, finally acquiring a girl in a somewhat back alley manner. Complications follow amid a series of musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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18 December 1950 (Sweden)  »

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Trivia

The reason that Dan Dailey sings "Friendly Island" in such an odd voice is that he is making fun of Ezio Pinza the basso profundo opera star who was starring in the then current stage show "South Pacific". See more »

Goofs

During the Cosmo Cosmetics number, all of the monitors in the television control room are in color. Expensive color sets would never have been used in a real TV control room, and in fact weren't even available in 1950. See more »

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Soundtracks

Live Hard, Work Hard, Love Hard
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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Sung and danced by Dan Dailey, Mitzi Gaynor and Betty Grable
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Better than most "musicals." My childhood favorite.
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The songs and dances are wonderful! Kitty and Jack are actors so when they sing/perform there are scenery and wardrobes that go along with the songs, making it less like an ordinary "musical." The story itself is modern and realistic even for the time (like someone else mentioned some of the things they say may have been considered "risque.") If you like old movies or musicals, I recommend you find a way to see this! You'll never get these songs out of your head, and you probably wont want to either. A classic!

I grew up watching this movie over and over again. I wish that I could find another copy but it seems impossible. :( If any decides to release it again, let me know!


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