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I Love Melvin (1953)

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Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread... See full summary »

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Judy Schneider / Judy LeRoy
Una Merkel ...
Mom Schneider
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Harry Flack
Allyn Joslyn ...
Frank Schneider
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Mr. Henneman
Noreen Corcoran ...
Clarabelle Schneider
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Mergo
Barbara Ruick ...
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Himself, Cameo Appearance in Judy's Dream
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Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread of her. His boss, however, has no intention of using the photos. Melvin wants to marry Judy, but her father would rather she marry dull and dependable Harry Black. As a last resort, Melvin promises to get Judy's photo on the cover of the next issue of Look, a task easier said than done. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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M-G-M's BIG MUSICAL with those "Singin' in the Rain" stars! See more »


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20 March 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Howard Keel was to have originally been the star in Judy (Debbie Reynolds)'s dream, but Keel and his song "And There You Are" were cut after previews and replaced with a brief scene between Reynolds and 'Robert Taylor'. See more »

Goofs

During the "I Wanna Wander" around-the-world sequence, the color of Melvin's roller skate wheels change throughout the "Ups and Downs" number, indicating special "locked" wheels that allowed him to perform the tap number with the skates. See more »

Quotes

Mergo: What are you grinning about?
Melvin: Oh, nothing, just happy.
Mergo: Well, don't let me catch you being happy around me!
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Connections

Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

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I Wanna Wander
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Josef Myrow
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But I love Melbourne...
26 March 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When I used to show this hilarious musical in the late 70s (and with a new print too!) I often ran it with another funny 1953 musical GIVE A GIRL A BREAK which starred Bob Fosse and Debbie Reynolds. Customers phoning the cinema ALWAYS thought I said "Tonight we have...err...Give a Girl a Break..and .I Love Melbourne" which of course they all thought was my personal comment. The programme was such fun and it did sell a lot of tickets too! Both new prints looked so good on a movie screen! The alternative version of "The lady Loves" as the opening dance number in I LOVE MELVIN can be found in THATS ENTERTAINMENT PART 3. ....and suggest you find it .......I can see why it was changed....can you?.....I LOVE MELVIN is perfect small town (girl) MGM quality ....and must have been one of their last Technicolour filmed musicals....they made everything in ansco or metro color after 1953.


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