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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:
A Little Gem, It Doesn't Dazzle, But It Sparkles 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)

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)
Eddie Graham .... assistant dance director (uncredited)
Elmore Henderson .... stand-in: S.Z. Sakall (uncredited)
Gene Nelson .... choreographer (uncredited)
Miriam Nelson .... assistant dance director (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 George Ferndel (Hanley Stafford) recalls the show he produced for Jessie Howard (Gladys George), its title is "Pretty Lady" - the name of the show Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter) was producing in the 1933 film "42nd Street."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:
Adolph Hubbell:Ferndale was right, you have no eye for beautiful women.
Lefty Mack:You shouldn't judge me by my wife!
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Sir Norbert Smith, a Life (1989) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lullaby of BroadwaySee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
A Little Gem, It Doesn't Dazzle, But It Sparkles, 16 February 2010
Author: Jay Raskin from Orlando, United States

I was only familiar with Doris Day from her later romantic comedies of the late 50's and 60's, many with Rock Hudson. I also was a fan of her T.V. Show and her great Hitchcock movie with Jimmy Stewart, "The Man Who Knew Too Much." This was the first of her early movies that I have seen, and she is simply sunshine in a bottle. She seems to be enjoying every minute of every scene. Her joy is infectious. It is hard to watch the film and not respond to her by cheering up, no matter how your day may be going. Her supporting cast are also delightful and seem to be enjoying themselves. It was great to see Gladys George repeating her "Shantytown" song which she sang to James Cagney in "Twentieth Century" 13 years before. Billy De Wolfe is total gay delight as butler. He explains that he is really an actor, but took the butler job because of a "crazy, mad desire to keep from starving." Anne Triola compliments him perfectly as his maid/fiancé and they do an hilarious duet together. S.Z. Sakill steals the show as the flirtatious Broadway angel who is using his wife's money behind her back to invest in shows so he can oogle the actresses. Finally, there's Gene Nelson as Doris Day's song and dance partner. I have never seen him before, but he is quite a good dancer. At the beginning a fan tells him that he's the best dancer in the world. "It's you and me against Fred Astaire," he says. He does dance in Fred Astaire's style and is about as close to Astaire as anybody is likely to get. Typically, the male leads in musicals are the biggest problems, unless,they're Fred Astaire, Gene Kelley, or James Cagney, they're usually good dancers who can't act or good actors who can't really dance. Here, we seem to have somebody who can do both. The double plot has a) Doris Day coming back to New York to see her mother who she thinks is a big star, but is only an alcoholic cabaret singer, and b)some Broadway entertainers trying to entice S.Z. Sakill to invest his wife's money in a Broadway show. Not too original, but great one liners keep it moving cheerfully along between about a dozen small scale musical numbers. The director wisely understood that with Doris Day singing, you don't need Busby Berkeley super-sets or super choruses. This is a must for Doris Day fans and a wide toothy smile for everybody else.

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