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I Love Melvin (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 20 March 1953 (USA)
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
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Mom Schneider
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Harry Flack
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Frank Schneider
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Mr. Henneman
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Clarabelle Schneider
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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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Songs! Dances! Joy! as a boy promises to get his girl's picture on a LOOK magazine cover! See more »


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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 »

Quotes

Mrs. Schneider: Judy! Come on, get up! It's late! JUDY!
Judy: Aw, Mom, Bob Taylor was just saying something important!
Mrs. Schneider: Oh, come on!
Judy: Oh, just five minutes! Maybe I can dream him back!
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Featured in Frank's Place: I.O.U. (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Life Has Its Funny Little Ups and Downs
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Josef Myrow
Performed by Noreen Corcoran and Donald O'Connor
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slight fun for Donald and Debbie
8 October 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Undemanding but energetic fare from MGM teaming the vivacious Debbie Reynolds as the day-dreaming dancing football and the late Donald O'Connor as the goofy magazine gopher who wants to put her on the front cover. It's hardly "Singin' in the Rain" but it does have glorious Technicolor, a snappy dance number set in a park, and a memorable song in "The Lady Loves" (which doubles as a glamour showcase for Reynolds). Nice cameo from Robert Taylor too!


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