From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." ... See full summary »

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From the popular Broadway show, a musical adaptation Brandon Thomas's 1890's farce about an Oxford undergraduate posing as a classmate's aunt from Brazil--"where the nuts come from." Notable mainly for Frank Loesser's score and Ray Bolger's spectacular dance to "Once in Love with Amy."

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The stars, the songs, the gags and gals of the stage play burst on the screen in a riot of fun and color by TECHNICOLOR See more »

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24 October 1952 (Finland)  »

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La marraine de Charley  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Despite the film's obvious appeal, it has not (as of 2010) been released on video or DVD. It was last aired on US Broadcast TV in the 1970s. See more »

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Version of La marraine de Charley (1936) See more »

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THE NEW ASHMOLEAN MARCHING SOCIETY AND STUDENTS' CONSERVATORY BAND
Written by Frank Loesser
Performed by the Ensemble
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I hope the film is released
18 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There wasn't a Broadway cast album due to a union dispute, and Frank Loesser's widow Jo Sullivan won't let the film be released because she didn't like it. (Wikipedia) I want to hear Ray Bolger sing "Once in Love with Amy," too. There's a Decca recording of Ray Bolger singing it--"Center Stage: Broadway 1947-1958"

Once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy

Ever and ever fascinated by her, sets your heart on fire to stay.

Once you're kissed by Amy, tear up your list it's Amy

Ply her with bonbons, poetry, and flowers, moon a million hours away.

You might be quite the fickle-hearted rover so carefree and bold

Who loves a girl and later thinks it over and just quits cold.

But once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy

Ever and ever sweetly you'll romance her, trouble is the answer will be

That Amy'd rather stay in love with me.

(instrumental), always in love with Amy

Ever and ever fascinated by her, sets your heart on fire to stay.

(instrumental), get rid of your list it's Amy

Ply her with bonbons, poetry, and flowers, moon a million hours away.

You might be quite the fickle-hearted rover so carefree and bold

Who loves a girl and later thinks it over and just quits cold.

But once in love with Amy, always in love with Amy

Ever and ever sweetly you'll romance her, trouble is the answer will be

That Amy'd rather stay in love with me.


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