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Director:
Writer:
Earl Baldwin (written by)
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Release Date:
26 December 1951 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
A Resplendent Day Hits Broadway!
Plot:
Pretty Melinda Howard has been abroad singing with a musical troupe. She decides to return home to surprise... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Doris Day Shines, As Usual See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Doris Day ... Melinda Howard

Gene Nelson ... Tom Farnham

S.Z. Sakall ... Adolph Hubbell

Billy De Wolfe ... Lefty Mack

Gladys George ... Jessica Howard
Florence Bates ... Mrs. Anna Hubbell
Anne Triola ... Gloria Davis
Hanley Stafford ... George Ferndel - Producer
Page Cavanaugh Trio ... Themselves
Carlo De Mattiazzi ... Dance Specialty
Constance De Mattiazzi ... Dance Specialty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray Alper ... Joe the Bartender (uncredited)
Jimmy Aubrey ... Ship's Steward (uncredited)
Brooks Benedict ... Reporter (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Theatregoer in Box (uncredited)
Herschel Daugherty ... Sidney (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Secretary (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Ship Passenger / Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Carl Harbaugh ... Doorman (uncredited)
Ray Heindorf ... Ship's Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
Hans Herbert ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Sheldon Jett ... Gus (uncredited)
John Milton Kennedy ... The Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Driver (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edith Leslie ... Jessica's Nurse (uncredited)
Jimmy Lloyd ... Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Marsh ... Reporter (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Paul McGuire ... Reporter (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Theatregoer (uncredited)
Barry Norton ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Arlyn Roberts ... Blonde Showgirl (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Ship Passenger / Party Guest (uncredited)
Gerald Oliver Smith ... Salesman at Fur Shop (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... Reporter (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Butler 
 
Writing credits
Earl Baldwin (written by)

Produced by
William Jacobs .... producer
 
Original Music by
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Wilfred M. Cline 
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
 
Art Direction by
Douglas Bacon 
 
Set Decoration by
Lyle B. Reifsnider 
 
Costume Design by
Milo Anderson 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ann Locker .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bill Phillips .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
C. Carter Gibson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Philip Quinn .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Gene Delaney .... assistant props (uncredited)
Budd Friend .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stanley Jones .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Flanagan .... gaffer (uncredited)
Gibby Germaine .... best boy (uncredited)
Bud Graybill .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Hill .... technician (uncredited)
Harry Marsh .... assistant camera (uncredited)
George Gordon Nogle .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Patricia Davidson .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Leon Roberts .... wardrobe: men (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ray Heindorf .... musical director
Frank Perkins .... orchestrator
Howard Jackson .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Mitchell Kovaleski .... technicolor color consultant
Eddie Prinz .... choreographer
LeRoy Prinz .... choreographer
Al White Jr. .... choreographer (as Al White)
Adrian Crossett .... stand-in: Gene Nelson (uncredited)
Rosita Delva .... stand-in: Anne Triola (uncredited)
Miriam Franklin .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Eddie Graham .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Elmore Henderson .... stand-in: S.Z. Sakall (uncredited)
Gene Nelson .... choreographer (uncredited)
Dolly Robbin .... stand-in: Doris Day (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Doris Day's character is questioned by reporters about an affair she's supposedly having with S. Z. Sakall's character, one of them asks her, "Is it true you call him 'Cuddles'?" This is an inside joke, as S. Z. Sakall's nickname in real life was Cuddles.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Gloria reads a copy of Variety with news on the back cover; in reality, the back cover of this publication has always been reserved for full-page ads.See more »
Quotes:
Melinda Howard:[handing Tom a penny] There's a message on that to you from the women of the world.
Tom Farnham:In God We Trust
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 100 Greatest Musicals (2003) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Zing! Went the Strings of My HeartSee more »

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Doris Day Shines, As Usual, 14 August 2003
Author: algernon4 from New York City

I saw this when I was a small boy, when it was revived in a neighborhood theatre, and then many years later on TV. Finally, with the advent of the VCR, I purchased this entertaining musical.

This is probably the picture that caused me fall in love with Doris Day. That personality! That smile! That Voice! From the opening number, "Just One of Those Things," to the last spectacular song and dance of "Lullaby of Broadway," this is a delight.

I especially enjoyed Doris' scenes with Gladys George (not "Cooper") as someone else reported. "It's tough being a mother. I need a couple more rehearsals." She was wonderful as Jessica Howard, has-been star of Broadway, now singing in a Greenwich Village dive.

Gene Nelson was mischievous as the lecherous dancer who chases Miss Day and Billy DeWolfe was inappropriately prissy as the "boyfriend" of Ann Triola. Of course, I always enjoy watching S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall. This was his third time appearing with Miss Day.

Doris looked fantastic in Technicolor and the many closeups they gave her underscored her natural beauty, even though her freckles were covered up. She sang very nicely and danced up a storm with Gene Nelson, something that if done today, would get Oscar nominations. I especially enjoyed "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me" and "I Love The Way You Say Goodnight." I was disappointed that Miss Day didn't have a ballad in this picture. What an oversight!

Day and her ilk made it look too easy, even though a LOT of work went into making these films.

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