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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
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Gloria Knight
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Fred Thompson
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Anna
Julie Oshins ...
Johnny Martin
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Sam Harris
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Warner Brothers' second biggest grossing film of 1951. 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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Referenced in Big Jim McLain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Baby
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Music by Egbert Van Alstyne and Tony Jackson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Danny Thomas
Played often throughout the picture
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The best of Doris' last films
2 December 2001 | by (Römerberg, Germany) – See all my reviews

"I'll see you in my dreams" is one of the last really good Doris Day film, which is not only a Musical. A lot of people think, that this extra ordinary actress was only able to play Comedy or Musical Roles. It's has also a dramtic side, which can be compared to her performance in "Young at Heart". I guess "I'll see you in my dreams" was the cause, that she was voted as the Most Popular Actress of the Year in 1952.


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