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Romance on the High Seas (1948)

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

Writers:

Julius J. Epstein (screen play), Philip G. Epstein (screen play) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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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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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 »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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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 »

Goofs

When Peter and Georgia are at the bar, a bartender sets down a bowl of potato chips near her. In the next longer shot, they are missing, but reappear in the following shot. See more »

Quotes

Oscar Farrar: I guess I'll just have to bury myself in my work.
[plays piano]
Georgia Garrett: Is that your Brooklyn Rhapsody?
Oscar Farrar: Who said anything about Brooklyn? It's now called the Caribbean Rhapsody. I'm very adaptable.
Georgia Garrett: Have you finished it yet?
Oscar Farrar: I don't want to finish it. People will like it. They'll make a big fuss over me, I'll have no time for myself, I'll be the toast of the town, and then what happens to that sweet boy you and I both love?
Georgia Garrett: Aren't you being modest? I have confidence in you, Oscar.
Oscar Farrar: Everybody has confidence in ...
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Crazy Credits

The credits is opened by a businessman's hand and each credit has a different tropical and paradise scene. See more »

Connections

Featured in Biography: Doris Day: It's Magic (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Brazilian Rhapsody
(uncredited)
aka "Cuban Rhapsody"
Music by Jule Styne, Ray Heindorf and Oscar Levant
Performed by Oscar Levant
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It's Magic!
4 September 2005 | by tarah-5See all my reviews

"You sigh the song begins, You speak and I hear violins---It's Magic."

Doris sure captured us all under her spell in her first role as Miss Georgia Garrett in Romance on the High Seas. Georgia is a singer hired by socialite, Mrs. Kent (Janis Paige). Mrs. Kent has suspicions that her husband is cheating on her when he backs out of a trip. She hires Georgia to go in her place on a cruise to South America. Mrs. Kent then is free to spy on her husband. Mr. Kent (Don DeFore) meanwhile has hired a private detective, Peter Virgil (Jack Carson), to trail his wife on her cruise. Talk about lack of trust! The highlight of the film, for me, is when Georgia, posing as Mrs. Kent, and Peter go ashore. They are seated and Georgia begins to sing "It's Magic." It is just beautiful! Soon, Peter and Georgia begin to fall for each other. As this is his client's "wife", Peter knows that this is a no-no. But, have they fallen too far under the spell? **A great cast-Doris Day, Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and of course SZ Sakall **Terrific songs-"Put 'Em in a Box", "It's Magic", "It's You Or No One", "I'm in Love", "The Tourist Trade", and "Run, Run, Run" **Great dialogue This movie has it all! A must see! Be captivated-it truly is MAGIC!


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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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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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