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Tea for Two (1950)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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In this version of the Broadway musical "No, No, Nanette", Eve Arden plays Pauline, but in the original 1940 version she played Kitty. See more »

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Story takes place in weeks immediately following 1929 stock market crash (which occurred in late October), yet guests at East Coast estate where story is set have a pool party and wear summer clothes. See more »

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On the DVD release and Turner Classic Movies showings, beneath the credit "Screen Play by Harry Clork" the credit for the play "No, No, Nanette" and its writers as source material is obscured by a reddish-brown smudge. Furthermore, lyricist Irving Caesar was omitted. See more »

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Referenced in My Three Sons: Tea for Three (1968) See more »

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Lyrics by Irving Caesar
Music by Joseph Meyer and Roger Wolfe Kahn
Sung by Patrice Wymore with Chorus, then by Gene Nelson
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Doris and Gordon dust off an old chestnut
27 June 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

No No Nanette, each stage and screen version, of it is one of those items that's going to have an eternal life on stage. This version of it, retitled with the best known number in the show is one of the best tellings of the story of a girl who has to keep saying no to all questions.

Tea for Two will be sung as long as people have voices. Doris Day and Gordon MacRae sing a nice version of it here, but the primo version of this song is done by Bing Crosby and Connee Boswell for Decca Records.

The whole ensemble performs quite nicely and settles into the roles that we've come to know and love them. Eve Arden as the wisecracking best friend, S.Z.Sakall as the confused old world uncle, Billy DeWolfe as the fussbudget conman producer just settle comfortably into their parts.

If on Jeopardy the answer is the most frequent leading man for Doris Day, phrase the question Gordon MacRae. They did four films together and sang beautifully in all of them. Of course in this one Vincent Youmans gave them a great score, but Warner Brothers had a song catalog themselves and Gordon MacRae sings I Only Have Eyes for You and does it well. In fact in a lot of Doris Day's films, the Brothers Warner dusted off some of their old song hits.

Gene Nelson appeared in a few Warner Brothers musicals. A very talented dancer, he should have come along when musicals were at their height. He'd be better known today.

You can't go wrong with Tea for Two, the song or the film.


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