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I Love Melvin (1953)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  20 March 1953 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Judy Schneider / Judy LeRoy
Una Merkel ...
Mom Schneider
Harry Flack
Allyn Joslyn ...
Frank Schneider
Mr. Henneman
Noreen Corcoran ...
Clarabelle Schneider
Barbara Ruick ...
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Himself, Cameo Appearance in Judy's Dream


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 <>

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Melvin works for "Look" magazine, a real photo-magazine which ran from 1937 - 1971. It was an extremely popular competitor to other other large-size magazines of its day and ran second only to "Life", beating out "The Saturday Evening Post" and "Colliers". See more »


Judy: Harry Flack is coming to dinner Monday night.
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Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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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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