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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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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In its review of this film, Variety said: "A charming and talented newcomer...Miss Day is a winner, any way you look at her!" See more »

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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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Bridal Chorus
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from "Lohengrin"
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Sailing Down To Rio
1 March 1999 | by VarlaamSee all my reviews

This one's a hoot!

This film's male cast is a very good one, and they receive most of the cargo of really funny lines: Don De Fore, Cuddles Sakall, Oscar Levant, and Canada's own Jack Carson. Oscar's misanthropic lines are usually acerbic enough, and self-referential enough, to sound as though he wrote them himself.

I was a little wary since this video is part of the Warner Brothers "Doris Day Collection". But Doris is really quite winning. According to an anonymous and unsung IMDb contributor, Judy Garland was the first choice for Doris's part. That would have been a poor fit; the role certainly calls for someone lighter. The second choice, Betty Hutton, would have been a good one as well, but Lady Day (sorry) won me over. She sings a number of delightful songs -- she just happens to find a jazz combo on shipboard to accompany her -- and there is nothing here as risible as "Que Sera Sera", the sugary kidnapping tune from "The Man Who Knew Too Much". "It's Magic" is the showstopper.

The cruise ship makes several stops as it's travelling south: Cuba, Trinidad, Rio. A song in the Hollywood version of the local style generally erupts spontaneously. Busby Berkeley called the shots on these, and his influence is, shall we say, detectable. Jack Carson sings a calypso number in an unsteady Trini accent, but it's not too bad considering he was attempting it 50 years ago, mahn.

Try booking a passage with this ship of fools the next time you're in need of a vacation.


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