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Father Conroy (Crosby) has a parish which serves the acting and performance community. When one of his parishoners gets too sick to work, his daughter Holly (Reynolds) finds a job working for a dance club of questionable character, which is run by Tony Vincent (Wagner). Vincent never made the big time, and Father Conroy tries to look after Holly. There are many musical numbers, and the conclusion is a televised benefit show hosted by Father Conroy, and Tony must choose between Holly and national fame. Written by
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[Father Conroy tries to reform Phil, an alcoholic]
I'm a little too old to still believe in Santa Claus.
That's too bad, Phil. He still believes in you.
You're not talking about Santa Claus.
Neither are you. You think you're going to find out what you lost in that bottle?
Maybe in the next one. I haven't tried all the bottles yet. But maybe I should get the Christmas spirit. Isn't this time of year when all the little girls and boys suddenly start to behave?
That's not the real secret of ...
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Not sure why the "critics" disliked this movie that much. I first saw it as a kid and even now--in my 30's--I still find myself enjoying the simple story of a "bad seed"--Wagner's character--going good.
Top-notch music and dance numbers with Debbie Reynolds add that special spark to keep the story fresh and full of energy. The talents of an emsemble cast including the great Bing Crosby, dashing Robert Wagner, and versatile Ray Walston contribute greatly to this film's appeal.
Your best bet to see this fine film would be cable since as of this writing SAY ONE FOR ME is not available on vhs or dvd.
As the saying goes--try it, you'll like it! See SAY ONE FOR ME sometime soon! It's worth it!
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