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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
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Abby
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Uncle Felix
Virginia Gibson ...
June
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Bennington Lansing
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Sam Parks
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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 Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) See more »

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Vienna Dreams
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Written by Rudolph Sieczynski (song "Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume")
English lyrics by Irving Caesar
Performed by Dennis Morgan and Lucille Norman
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a sunshiney musical
23 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was discouraging to read the director's anti-his-movie comments. Granted it was not a big ole MGM spectacular, but I enjoyed "Painting the Clouds With Sunshine." The songs were oldies but goodies and delightful to hear, and it kept moving nicely. The 'girls-looking-for-millionaires' plot was - granted -- old hat, but the musical numbers were thoroughly enjoyable.

Special kudos to Gene Nelson who is as good as, or better than, some of his screen contemporaries. Was he really playing the trumpet while dancing? That number was pure joy.

Mayo and the sisters were lovely to look at, Dennis Morgan is, as usual, a pleasant talent.

WB tossed ole Cuddles in every third picture, it seems. The 'cute-mit-accent' stuff eventually wears thin.

Sorry, Mr. Butler, but I enjoyed your efforts on this one.


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