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Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)

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 ... See full summary »

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Vince Nichols
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Carol
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Ted Lansing
Lucille Norman ...
Abby
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Uncle Felix
Virginia Gibson ...
June
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Bennington Lansing
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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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It's the sunshine musical and nothing could be brighter! See more »

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10 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Alâimisema Ülkesi  »

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Of this picture, director David Butler said, "That was the worst of the whole bunch I made. I thought it was terrible, and I think the audience agreed with me." See more »

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Remake of The Gold Diggers (1923) See more »

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Skip to My Lou
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Sung by a chorus at the hoedown
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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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