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Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)

Approved | | Musical | 10 October 1951 (USA)
Tired of her boyfriend's gambling, a young woman joins two vaudeville performers on a trek to Las Vegas to search for millionaires to marry.

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Carol
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Ted Lansing
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Abby
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Uncle Felix
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June
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When boyfriend Vince Nichols won't give up his gambling, Abby joins vaudeville partners Carol and June in a trek to Las Vegas searching for millionaires, followed by playboy Ted Lansing with a big crush on Abby. When the girls learn that uncle Felix Hoff is going broke with his casino, Abby accepts Ted because of his wealth. Arriving to halt the nuptials is Ted's banker cousin from Boston, Bennington, and an irate Vince. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Alâimisema Ülkesi  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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The Hollywood sign in the opening shot is incorrectly shown as red neon. The HOLLYWOOD sign has always been white letters since it was originally erected in 1923 when it read HOLLYWOODLAND and even when reduced to just HOLLYWOOD in 1949. See more »

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Remake of Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) See more »

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A Man Is a Necessary Evil
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Music by Sonny Burke
Lyrics by Jack Elliott
Sung by Bonnie Lou Williams (uncredited) dubbing for Virginia Mayo, Lucille Norman and Virginia Gibson
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Doris Day Turned This One Down
29 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jack Warner handed this script to Doris Day, but she begged out. It was too much like the other films she had made at Warners (she made "Lullaby of Broadway" that same year and "Tea For Two" right before that). Virgina Mayo, who was free, loved doing musicals, so she stepped in and Dennis Morgan's name went up one step. Doris, by this time was extremely popular, so she would have gotten billing over Morgan.

This was colorful (I saw it once) and Mayo looked incredible, as usual.

Day, after "Calamity Jane" got "picky" about parts. She also turned down "The Helen Morgan Story" with Paul Newman, "The Jazz Singer" with Danny Thomas and WB had planned "Miss America" for Doris and Virginia, a musical.


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