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Somebody Loves Me (1952)

Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife.

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Blossom 'Bloss' Seeley
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Ben 'Benny' Fields
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Sam Doyle
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Nola Beach
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Henry Slate ...
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Sid Tomack ...
Harry Lake
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Blossom Seeley climbs to Broadway success with her partner Benny Fields, then retires to become his wife.

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24 September 1952 (USA)  »

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C'est toi que j'aime  »

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Trivia

Betty Hutton made this musical soon after undergoing surgery to remove a growth on her vocal cords. See more »

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Jack Benny is credited onscreen by a placard at the benefit in which he appears. See more »

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I Cried for You
(1923) (uncredited)
Written by Gus Arnheim, Arthur Freed and Abe Lyman
Sung by Ralph Meeker
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Betty Hutton ... Sensational
14 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In her last major film, Betty Hutton gives a great performance in the story of Blossom Seeley, a legendary star of the early 20th century.

Subduing her usual bop character for the more sedate style of Blossom Seeley, Betty Hutton perfectly captures the mood and pace of the teens and 20s. Singing some great standards and few new songs, Hutton exudes warmth and an era long gone. Blossom Seeley was a major star of the early 20th century, one of the biggest vaudeville stars.

Seeley made a few film appearances, her best being a Vitaphone short in 1928 with Benny Fields. This short film is available on DVD.

Hutton looks great, sings great, and turns in a boffo performance. Ralph Meeker is dubbed and seems uncomfortable in a musical. Solid support from Robert Keith, Billie Bird, Sid Tomack, and Henry Slate.

Sadly, this was the end of Betty Hutton's studio career in Hollywood. She made this film the same year as starring in THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. She made several TV specials and guest appearances but appeared in only one more film: 1957's SPRING REUNION. One of the biggest stars of the 40s, she was tossed aside by the studio system.

Hutton's performance in this films ranks among her best. Worth a look to see one great star impersonating another great star.


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