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Tea for Two (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 2 September 1950 (USA)
A socialite with aspirations of a career in show business bets her wealthy uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for two days straight, hoping winning will help her fulfill her dreams.

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In this reworking of "No, No, Nanette," wealthy heiress Nanette Carter bets her uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for 48 hours. If she wins, she can invest the money in a Broadway show featuring songs written by her beau, and of course, in which she will star. Trouble is, she doesn't realize her uncle's been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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They hitch their lovin' to a song and take everyone along for the ride! See more »


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1.37 : 1
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The first of five collaborations between Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. They would later go on to co-star in The West Point Story (1950), On Moonlight Bay (1951), Starlift (1951), and By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953). See more »

Goofs

The off stage scenes show cast members wearing what appears to be 1950 style clothing and bathing suits instead of 1929 styles. The finale of the show on stage during No ,No Nanette scenes is more in period character. See more »

Quotes

Larry Blair: I've missed you baby. The flame is still burning!
Nanette Carter: There's a fire extinguisher on the wall.
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Crazy Credits

The writing credit card originally read: Screen Play by Harry Clork, and the smudged out credit read: Suggested by the play "No, No, Nanette," by Frank Mandel, Otto Harbach, Vincent Youmans and Emil Nyitray.

Notably missing is the name of lyricist Irving Caesar, who was a co-lyricist of the original Broadway score of "No, No, Nanette." Yet receiving credit are Frank Mandel and Emil Nyitray, who actually wrote the play "My Lady Friends," on which the libretto of "Nanette" was based.

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Soundtracks

Tea for Two
Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Music by Vincent Youmans
Sung by an off-screen chorus during the opening credits
Also sung by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
Also sung and danced by Doris Day and Gene Nelson
Also sung by an off-screen chorus
Also sung by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae during the finale
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Just Say No For a Day
11 August 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This film peaks near its beginning with a production number featuring Doris Day and Gene Nelson dancing with both an infinity mirrored wall and the New York skyline showing outside (of some huge windows). The later production number, a blend of "No, No Nanette" and "Tea for Two", is tellingly anti-climatic.

The plot is easy - Ms. Day has to say "No" to everything for a day. But, the movie goes on and on with several songs and dances having little/nothing to do with the story. Other characters and sub-plots are thrown in; with all the extra songs and dances, I have no trouble believing everything in this film was not in the original "No, No Nanette". Some of it all is very good - Day and MacRae sing well, Mr. Nelson dances well, and Eve Arden does her thing - but this feels more like a string of songs and scenes than a movie.

***** Tea for Two (9/1/50) David Butler ~ Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden


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