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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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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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MGM's TECHNICOLOR Musical Joy! See more »


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20 March 1953 (USA)  »

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I Love Melvin  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The opening segment is Debbie Reynolds singing "A Lady Loves (to Love)" in a sophisticated setting. A second version in a rural setting was shot but cut from the film. It can be seen in That's Entertainment! III (1994). See more »

Goofs

When Melvin is skating in a circle around the gazeebo, the string that keeps him in place is very visible. See more »

Quotes

Melvin: [Extending his hand] Melvin Hoover, "Look"
Mr. Schneider: At what?
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Featured in That's Entertainment! III (1994) See more »

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Where Did You Learn To Dance
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Josef Myrow
Performed by Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds
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How sad that the 'age of the movie musicals' has been allowed to fade into the sunset.
21 April 2004 | by (Bristol, Ct.) – See all my reviews

I was eleven years old when I saw "I Love Melvin" and, immediately, fell in love with Donald O'Connor. He was teamed with Debbie Reynolds and I was sooooo jealous of her. It was my dream to become a dancer/singer/actor when I 'grew up'. But, for then, I lived for those visits to the local theatre where I could fill my soul with the glitz, glamour and wonder of it all. At that time, I had no way of knowing that this wonderful genre would, over the years, fade away from absolute glory to the dusty archives of today. Thank God for these websites, where we surviving lovers can rekindle those old flames by buying or renting our favorites. How comforting to know the actors will be forever young, in our eyes; and, in our hearts, so will we.


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