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Romance on the High Seas (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 July 1948 (USA)
Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.

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Julius J. Epstein (screen play), Philip G. Epstein (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Carson ... Peter Virgil
Janis Paige ... Elvira Kent
Don DeFore ... Michael Kent
Doris Day ... Georgia Garrett
Oscar Levant ... Oscar Farrar
S.Z. Sakall ... Uncle Lazlo Lazlo
Fortunio Bonanova ... Plinio
Eric Blore ... Ship's Doctor
Franklin Pangborn ... Rio Hotel Clerk
Leslie Brooks ... Miss Medwick
William Bakewell ... Dudley
John Berkes ... The Drunk (as Johnny Berkes)
Avon Long ... Specialty Singer
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Storyline

Socialite Elvira Kent suspects her husband of fooling around with other women. When he announces he can't join her on their scheduled ocean voyage, she hires a nightclub singer, Georgia Garrett, to pose as her on the cruise. Elvira stays at a hotel near home so she can spy on her husband. She's unaware, however, that her husband has hired a detective, Peter Virgil, to keep an eye on her at sea. Of course, Peter doesn't realize that Georgia is not Mrs. Kent... Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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From the Atlantic to the Pacific no musical ever so terrific! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish | Portuguese

Release Date:

3 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Romance in High C See more »

Filming Locations:

Cartagena, Colombia See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although she had 4th billing in this film, her screen debut, audience reaction to Doris Day was so strong and immediate that Warners signed her to a 7 year contract, during which she appeared in dozens of films and became a Top Ten Box Office star. See more »

Goofs

In the first nightclub table scene, Georgia's hand is off the table in side-shots, and on the table in facial-shots. See more »

Quotes

Georgia Garrett: Oscar! Aren't you going to kiss me?
Oscar Farrar: I don't know how. Will you show me?
[she kisses his cheek]
Oscar Farrar: You don't know how either!
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

The Tourist Trade
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Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Avon Long
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Fun, Fun, Fun.
20 March 2002 | by artzauSee all my reviews

This was Doris Day's first film and what a fun one it was. I saw it as a kid in the old Monache Theater and then later on TV. I was surprised how well it had worn and was delighted to hear Doris Day, 23 years old at the making of this film, using the slang of the day, such as "Natch...Natch but def." Carson, Paige and DeFore were great as was the ever-insufferable curmudgeon, Oscar Levant alongside "Cuddles" Sakal, the perennial loveable Jewish uncle. Carson is especially good doing a Calypso number and the story is pure 1940's cotton candy.


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