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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (1947)

Approved | | Musical | August 1947 (USA)
A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Lewis R. Foster (original screen play by), Marion Turk (additional dialogue by)
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Cast

Cast overview:
June Haver ... Katie McCullem
Mark Stevens ... Joseph E. Howard
Martha Stewart ... Lulu Madison
Reginald Gardiner ... Will Hough
Lenore Aubert ... Fritzi Barrington
William Frawley ... Jim Mason
Gene Nelson ... Tommy Yale
Truman Bradley ... Martin Webb
George Cleveland ... John McCullem
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A biopic of the career of Joe Howard (12 Feb.,1878 - 19 May, 1961), famous songwriter of the early 20th Century. Howard wrote the title song, Goodbye, My Lady Love; and Hello, My Baby among many others. Mark Stevens was dubbed by Buddy Clark, well known singer of the 30's and 40's Written by David A. Williams <daw640@pobox.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Embrassons-nous See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was Lenore Aubert's personal favorite of all her movies See more »

Soundtracks

The Glow-Worm
(uncredited)
From "Glühwürmchen"
Music by Paul Lincke
Lyrics by Heinrich Bolten-Baeckers
English lyrics by Lilla Cayley Robinson
Sung by a female chorus
Danced by June Haver, Gene Nelson and others
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First Half Almost Sizzles
18 September 2013 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Based on a true story, the movie traces the career of song-writer Joe Howard and his difficulties, especially in the romance department.

The first half almost sizzles with screen chemistry as Kate (Haver), Lulu (Stewart) and Joe (Stevens) bounce off one another backstage. And what a conniving little ingénue is Kate, always using her innocent wiles to get her way. Then there's toughie Lulu who would like to win Joe if only Kate would let her. Poor Joe's in the middle, but would rather write songs than anything else. Their simmering well-scripted set-to's amidst the stage show music had me thinking a real sleeper.

But then Joe joins another troupe and Lulu is replaced by Fritzie (Aubert) who unfortunately doesn't generate the same chemistry, causing the movie to settle into a more routine mode. Nonetheless, the production is lavish, the Technicolor beautiful, the signature songs memorable, along with a solid story better developed than most. But for me, it's a deceptively innocent Haver whose Kate shines most of all. Her presence not only lights up the stage, but amounts to one of the most unusual ingénues in musical history. And catch that great last scene that drives home the point.

All in all, the movie may not be the best musical on record, but that sizzling first half remains in the running.


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