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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:
Cheesecake a la Day 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 (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:
Just One of Those ThingsSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Cheesecake a la Day, 29 April 2004
Author: Norman K. Gillen (norman.gillen@hotmail.com) from Corpus Christi TX

If you're a pushover for Fifties movie-musicals that stress music over story, "Lullaby of Broadway" may represent that genre's prototype. This is not to say that musicals with thin storylines are necessarily bad. The success of the earlier Astaire-Rogers films depended on dancing, music, and an occasional wisecrack or a fancy bit of dialogue--in that order. "Lullaby" isn't in the class of "Top Hat" by a long way. But it does represent a trend of movie-making that Warner Brothers embarked on briefly during the early 1950's: Cheesecake a la Day ("It's a Great Feeling," "On Moonlight Bay," "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," etc.).

In her autobiography, "Doris Day: Her Own Story" (published in 1976), the actress describes her early years as a contract player for Jack L. Warner and the heated disputes she had with the autocratic movie czar regarding miscasting and bad scripts. But in "Lullaby," there is virtually no script to complain of. It's a revue, and thus, not a movie in the traditional sense. But what a revue! From Ray Heindorf's jazzy 1951 arrangement of the old title tune (from "Gold Diggers of 1935") over the opening credits, to the Prinzs' inventive choreography, this movie clicks along in high gear from one showstopper to the next.

Day also recalled in her memoirs that "Lullaby" contained, by far, the toughest dance routines of any film she ever made. One particularly challenging scene called for her to perform an intricate series of steps on a huge staircase--while weighted down in a gold-lame dress. At first, she balked, warning the crew to have an ambulance waiting after the first take. With encouragement from the director David Butler and others, however, she did manage to successfully complete the dance number.

"Lullaby of Broadway" is not the best of the Day/Warners musicals--that distinction goes to "Calamity Jane" (1953)--but it's as good as the rest. With Gene Nelson as Day's dance-partner, Billy De Wolfe as a vaudevillian-turned-valet, and the almost unbearable S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, as a Broadway "angel."

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