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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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Doris and Gordon dust off an old chestnut See more (32 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?

Gordon MacRae and Gene Nelson would later co-star in Oklahoma! (1955).See more »
Continuity: 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 »
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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Here in My ArmsSee more »


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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Doris and Gordon dust off an old chestnut, 27 June 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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