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Dreamboat (1952)

 -  Comedy  -  26 July 1952 (USA)
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Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

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Thornton Sayre / Dreamboat / Bruce Blair
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Gloria Marlowe
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Carol Sayre
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Bill Ainslee
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Dr. Mathilda Coffey
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Sam Levitt
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Lawyer D.W. Harrington
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Timothy Stone
Helene Stanley ...
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Richard Garrick ...
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Thornton Sayre, a respected college professor, is plagued when his old movies are shown on TV and sets out with his daughter to stop it. However, his former co-star is the hostess of the TV show playing his films and she has other plans.

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Marlene Dietrich turned down the role that eventually went to Ginger Rogers. See more »

Goofs

When Miss Marlow's cab arrives at her "real" hotel after she leaves the flop house the head lights are off; (probably to reduce glare) but when the angle changes the lights are back on. See more »

Quotes

[Reading aloud.]
Denham: Ham. To be or not to be.
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Features Sitting Pretty (1948) See more »

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You'll Never Know
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Ginger Rogers and others at the nightclub
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Webb at his most acidic
8 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This rather silly story about a dignified professor whose cloistered life is disturbed when the college discovers that he was once a silent-movie star shows off Clifton Webb at his most snobby, acerbic best. Teenage Anne Shirley is thoroughly plain and very believable as his equally superior daughter remote from real human experience until (of course) she meets Mr. Right. Whereas Webb plays this all with the right note of high-style comic outrage, unfortunately Ginger Rogers camps it up as the diva. Webb is much too aloof and effeminate an actor to be credible as anyone's heartthrob; and there is little chemistry between the two stars. But there are some wonderful parodies of silent-movies, however, and even an ingenious hotel barroom fight with the enraged professor watching and copying the moves he made in an old movie playing on the television set. Well worth watching if only to hear Webb toss off his barbs with perfect acidic aplomb.


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