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I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time.

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Cast

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Grace LeBoy Kahn
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Gus Kahn
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Walter Donaldson
Patrice Wymore ...
Gloria Knight
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Fred Thompson
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Anna
Julie Oshins ...
Johnny Martin
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Sam Harris
Minna Gombell ...
Mrs. LeBoy
Harry Antrim ...
Mr. LeBoy
William Forrest ...
Bunny Lewbel ...
Irene, at age 6
Robert Lyden ...
Donald, at age 8
Mimi Gibson ...
Irene, at age 3
Christopher Olsen ...
Donald, at age 4 (as Christy Olson)
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Songwriter Gus Kahn gets the Hollywood treatment. The film chronicles his success and decline, with his wife Grace sticking by him the whole time. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The glorious story of Gus Kahn, the songs he wrote into America's heart, and the girl who put them into his!!!


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24 October 1952 (Sweden)  »

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Jeg faldt for din sang  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Gus Kahn is now generally recognized as one of the leading lyricists of the golden age of musicals. However, this recognition took its time coming. He wasn't inducted into the Songwriters' Hall of Fame until 1970, some 29 years after his death. See more »

Goofs

In the establishing shot in the nightclub, where Grace tells Gus she's pregnant, she's seen snuffing his cigar out in ashtray. In next shot, he's smoking it, then she yanks it out of his mouth and it extinguishes it a second time. See more »

Quotes

Gus Kahn: [sings this to the tune of It Had to Be You] It had to be me that had to get you. I stand 5 foot 10, a man among men, but you're 7'2. I meet lots of girls when I make the rounds, but none are like you 7 foot 2, 70 pounds, but you make me thrill and you always will. I realize Betty you look like spaghetti, but what can I do? It's your fingertips that I adore; when you stand up they touch the floor. It had to be you, wonderful you, 7 foot 2.
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Connections

Referenced in Home Improvement: Aisle See You in My Dreams (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Carolina in the Morning
(uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Patrice Wymore (dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams)
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a good movie
29 July 1999 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

"I'll See You in My Dreams" has great songs and terrific acting. Doris Day and Danny Thomas are extremely believable as the characters of songwriter Gus Kahn and his wife Grace. Their story is quite sweet, but not overly sappy as some classic bio - pics tend to be.

Doris Day portrays the character of Grace LeBoy, a rather comandeering woman who works at a music publisher. She falls for Gus Kahn, an aspiring lyricist, who eventually will write "Pretty Baby", "I'll See You in My Dreams", "Tootsie", and other such memorable songs. While showcasing Kahn's classic songs, the film also shows the ups and downs of their marriage. Doris sings many of the songs, but Danny Thomas sings a few himself. Most of the songs are recognizable, so perhaps you will be singing along with the film. This movie had me singing along, crying a little bit, and laughing a lot.

I strongly recommend this film to fans of Doris Day and Danny Thomas. Both deliver marvelous performances. Check it out, and keep an eye out for Mary Wickes as the stern but lovable housekeeper.


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