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I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

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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.


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Complete credited cast:
Grace LeBoy Kahn
Gus Kahn
Frank Lovejoy ...
Walter Donaldson
Patrice Wymore ...
Gloria Knight
Fred Thompson
Julie Oshins ...
Johnny Martin
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)


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 <>

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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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Release Date:

24 October 1952 (Sweden)  »

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I'll See You in My Dreams  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Doris Day and Danny Thomas recorded a Columbia 10-inch LP featuring eight film songs which climbed to number one on the "Billboard" pop albums chart. See more »


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 »


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


I'm Just Wild About Harry
Music by Eubie Blake
Played while Gus is watching the vaudeville act from offstage
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I can't stop humming these tunes!
19 November 2000 | by (Dublin, NH USA) – See all my reviews

This musical bio of Gus Kahn, the "Corn Belt Bard," selected by New York's Radio City Music Hall as their Christmas presentation in 1951, is one movie you can just sit back and listen to. Doris Day sings one great song after another, while Kahn, the author of countless tunes from the title number to "Ain't We Got Fun" and "Makin' Whoopee," is portrayed by Danny Thomas, in his first screen role. Day is the "Song Plugger," who believes in his greatness and eventually marries him. A virtual survey of American popular music from the days of Tin Pan Alley, vaudeville, Broadway and early sound movies, the story is swept along by the expert direction of Michael Curtiz (YANKEE DOODLE DANDY, CASABLANCA et al.). Patrice Wymore (at one time married to Errol Flynn) does a wonderful turn as a singer in Florenz Ziegfeld's "Whoopee," performing "Carolina in the Morning" and "Love Me or Leave Me," with elan. It may be corn, but there is a nostalgic glow about the production that is most appealing.

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