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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)  »

Also Known As:

Jeg faldt for din sang  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This biopic of lyricist Gus Kahn is told from the point of view of his widow Grace who was still alive at the time of filming. Kahn himself had died 10 years earlier. 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 Big Jim McLain (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll See You in My Dreams
(uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by a chorus during the opening and closing credits, Doris Day
Played at the surprise party
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Corny, fun, ode to tinpan alley
13 November 2001 | by (warren michigan) – See all my reviews

I saw this film a few years ago on AMC. It was fun. A piece of wholesome, corny family entertainment, which incidentally reminded one of just how literate,popular songs used to be. I was amazed by how many "standards"-My Buddy, Carolina in the Morning,etc., were written by Mr. Kahn


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