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Cruisin' Down the River (1953)

Approved | | Musical | 3 August 1953 (USA)
Beaurefard Clemment, a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane, the granddaughter of ... See full summary »

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Beauregard Clemment / Beau Clemment III
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Sally Jane Jackson
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William
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Thadeus Jackson
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Melissa Curry
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Humphrey Hepburn
Larry J. Blake ...
Dave Singer (as Larry Blake)
Johnny Downs ...
Young Jack
Benny Payne ...
Benny
Cynthia Strother ...
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Kay Strother ...
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Beaurefard Clemment, a New York night club crooner, inherits a broken-down Georgia showboat. He decides to turn it into a nightclub. He falls in love with Sally Jane, the granddaughter of Thadeus Jackson, arch enemy of Beau's late grandfather. Many, many songs and a parody of "Ten Nights in a Barroom" (a Blake Edwards touch), with music featuring the Bell Sisters. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Cantando no Rio  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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She's More to Be Pitied Than Censured
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Singers
3 December 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Dick Haymes sings an assortment of standards and new songs, inherits a riverboat, courts Audrey Totter and feuds with her grandfather, Cecil Kellaway, in this very pleasant, low-key musical.

It's directed by Richard Quine and scripted by Blake Edwards and Quine; the two of them did very well out of their work and you can see why. Although Mr. Haymes is a very pleasant performer -- he even does a bit of soft-shoe a couple of times -- with a dazzling smile, Billy Daniels blows him away with his simple line readings and lively singing (although cameraman Charles Lawton Jr. favors Mr. Daniels with lively crab-dolly work and no cuts during his numbers). It's good to see Audrey Totter in a good-girl role.

In fact, that's the basics of this movie: every performer in his or her comfort zone and doing fine. Far more than good enough.


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