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Release Date:
2 September 1950 (USA) See more »
Everybody's goin' Gay with - Doris Day and Gordon MacRae See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A nice re-working of NO, NO NANETTE makes sparkling musical... See more (30 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Doris Day ... Nanette Carter

Gordon MacRae ... Jimmy Smith

Gene Nelson ... Tommy Trainor

Eve Arden ... Pauline Hastings

Billy De Wolfe ... Larry Blair

S.Z. Sakall ... J. Maxwell Bloomhaus

Bill Goodwin ... William 'Moe' Early

Patrice Wymore ... Beatrice Darcy (as Pat Wymore)
Virginia Gibson ... Mabel Wiley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Baxter ... Mr. Woltz, Show Backer (uncredited)
Carol Coombs ... Friend of Lynne & Richard (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Truck Driver (uncredited)
Herschel Daugherty ... Theatre Manager (uncredited)
Abe Dinovitch ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Elinor Donahue ... Lynne Smith (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Terry Clancy, Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Hattie, Early's Secretary (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... First-Nighter in Box (uncredited)

Art Gilmore ... Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Carol Haney ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Harry Harvey ... Mr. Grover, Show Backer (uncredited)
John Hedloe ... Chorus Boy (uncredited)

Crauford Kent ... Stevens, the Butler (uncredited)
Daria Massey ... Friend of Lynne & Richard (uncredited)
Johnny McGovern ... Richard Smith (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... Friend of Lynne & Richard (uncredited)
Norman Ollestad ... Friend of Lynne & Richard (uncredited)
Robert 'Buddy' Shaw ... Piano Mover (uncredited)

Angela Stevens ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Dee Turnell ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
David Butler 
Writing credits
Harry Clork (screenplay)

Frank Mandel (play "No, No, Nanette") &
Otto A. Harbach (play "No, No, Nanette") &
Vincent Youmans (play "No, No, Nanette") &
Emil Nyitray (play "No, No, Nanette")

Irving Caesar  play "No, No, Nanette" (uncredited)
William Jacobs  uncredited

Produced by
William Jacobs .... producer
Original Music by
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline (director of photography) (as Wilfrid M. Cline)
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
Art Direction by
Douglas Bacon 
Set Decoration by
Lyle B. Reifsnider 
Costume Design by
Leah Rhodes 
Makeup Department
Al Greenway .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tillie Starriett .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Prettyman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Philip Quinn .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
G.W. Berntsen .... props (uncredited)
Gil Kissel .... assistant props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charles David Forrest .... sound (as David Forrest)
Dolph Thomas .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Jack Albin .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Burkett .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Gibby Germaine .... best boy (uncredited)
Charles Harris .... grip (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leah Rhodes .... wardrobe
Jack Delaney .... assistant wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Frank Ricci .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
Marguerite Royce .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
LeRoy Prinz .... director: musical numbers
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Howard Jackson .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Mitchell Kovaleski .... technicolor color consultant
Eddie Prinz .... choreographer
Al White Jr. .... choreographer (as Al White)
Eddie Graham .... assistant dance stager (uncredited)
Paul Hill .... technician: Technicolor (uncredited)
Harry Marsh .... assistant: Technicolor (uncredited)
Gene Nelson .... choreographer (uncredited)
Miriam Nelson .... choreographer (uncredited)
LeRoy Prinz .... choreographer (uncredited)
Alma Young .... script supervisor (uncredited)

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98 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

This was the first movie in which Doris Day received top billing.See more »
Anachronisms: 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 »
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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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A nice re-working of NO, NO NANETTE makes sparkling musical..., 17 June 2002
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

DORIS DAY and GORDON MacRAE are a pleasant team again in TEA FOR TWO, this time given some nifty song and dance routines and a supporting cast of old pros--Gene Nelson, Eve Arden, S.Z. Sakall, Patrice Wymore, and Billy deWolfe. The fluffy plot has Day promising Sakall that she'll say "no" to any question posed over the week-end, but is only an excuse for some wonderful old-time songs and some talented dancing by Day and Gene Nelson.

Day proves what a fine vocalist she is--and Gordon MacRae proves he's no slouch with his pleasant baritone voice. Gene Nelson does some fancy footwork and there are comic highlights with Eve Arden tossing off one-liners with her usual skill and Billy deWolfe reminding us what a wonderful comedian he could be with the right material.

Pleasant, above average entertainment, well worthwhile if you like these kind of fluffy musicals.

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