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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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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Judy: Harry Flack is coming to dinner Monday night.
Melvin: Oh. Well, that's simple. Poison him.
Judy: He wants to talk to Pop! He's going to propose!
Melvin: Propose! To your father?
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Connections

Featured in Frank's Place: I.O.U. (1987) See more »

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Saturday Afternoon Before the Game
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Josef Myrow
Performed by Debbie Reynolds and chorus
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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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