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
Una Merkel ...
Miss Irma Gilbert
Don Hicks ...
Young Man
Louise Beavers ...
Selma
Laura Pierpont ...
Mrs. Johnston
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Robert R. Stephenson ...
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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

This movie does a parody of the musical South Pacific (1958), ironically Mitzi Gaynor would go on to star in the movie version. 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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Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Sung by Betty Grable, Dan Dailey and chorus
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My Blue Heaven- Almost A Penny Serenade Musical ****
11 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonderful Bette Grable and Dan Dailey fanfare dealing with a musical couple's hard luck in having their own child. They are forced to resort to adoption when a traffic accident causes the loss of her unborn child. We then see unscrupulous adoption procedures and other mayhem preventing this couple from having a child of their own.

The couple do a routine on television and Dailey along with Grable show they could still sing and dance at their best. In a brief role, Mitzi Gaynor, who would play Daley's daughter 4 years later in "There's No Business Like Showbusiness," turns up as a fellow dancer who is ready to flirt and take Daley away from Gable.

The wonderful is ending but we expected that. In such film predicaments, they usually do just that.


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