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I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Musical | 15 September 1952 (UK)
The success and decline of songwriter Gus Kahn is portrayed, with his wife, Grace Kahn, sticking by him the whole time.

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Walter Donaldson
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Fred Thompson
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Anna
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Johnny Martin
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Sam Harris
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Mrs. LeBoy
Harry Antrim ...
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Florenz Ziegfeld
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Irene, at age 3
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Donald, at age 4 (as Christy Olson)
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The success and decline of songwriter Gus Kahn is portrayed, with his wife, Grace Kahn, 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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15 September 1952 (UK)  »

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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

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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Referenced in Big Jim McLain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Just Wild About Harry
(uncredited)
Music by Eubie Blake
Played while Gus is watching the vaudeville act from offstage
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Behind Every Great Man, There Is a Great Woman
1 May 2012 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Chicago, the aspiring songwriter Gus Kahn (Danny Thomas) seeks out Miss Grace LeBoy (Doris Day) that works in a sheet music publisher and shows his lyrics expecting her assessment. The insistent Gus calls the attention of Grace and sooner she quits her job to help him in his career. They get married, Gus Kahn rises to the stardom and they have two children.

However, Gus Kahn loses his fortune in stock market crash in the Great Depression and the couple has serious financial difficulties. But behind every great man, there is a great woman and Grace encourages him to return to a successful career.

"I'll See You in My Dreams" is a delightful drama with the biography of the songwriter Gus Kahn and his beloved wife Grace LeBoy Kahn by Michael Curtiz. The story is very beautiful and Doris Day and Danny Thomas have magnificent performances and show wonderful chemistry.

The music score is fantastic and the moment when Gus Kahn sings "It Had to Be You" is heartwarming. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sonharei com Você" ("I Will Dream of You")


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