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When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

Vaudeville performers, Dailey and Grable, have marital difficulties when he hits the "Big Time", which are compounded by his drinking problem.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Lamar Trotti (screenplay), George Manker Watters (play) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Betty Grable ... Bonny Kane
Dan Dailey ... 'Skid' Johnson
Jack Oakie ... Bozo Evans
June Havoc ... Gussie Evans
Richard Arlen ... Harvey Howell
James Gleason ... Lefty Moore
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Vaudeville performers, Dailey and Grable, have marital difficulties when he hits the "Big Time", which are compounded by his drinking problem.

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From Burlesque to Broadway !! 12 show-stopping song hits in the year's hit-topping musical !

Genres:

Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burlesque See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Twentieth Century Fox's #1 box-office hit of 1948. See more »

Quotes

'Skid' Johnson: Here's to you babe. One man's loss is another man's gain.
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Connections

Version of Broadway Television Theatre: Burlesque (1952) See more »

Soundtracks

Oui, Oui, Marie
Music by Fred Fisher
Lyrics by Al Bryan and Joseph McCarthy
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Dire
22 April 2018 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

One point for the technicolour costumes, 1 point for Betty Grable and 1 point for the uptempo song and dance numbers even though Dan Dailey manages to completely murder the song "Don't Bring Lulu".

Dailey (Skid) is a vaudeville entertainer along with wife Betty Grable (Bonny). He gets an opportunity elsewhere but messes up and returns to play happy families.....Wow......how boring was that! The cast are unlikable apart from Grable but even she demonstrates unreasonable and unrealistic behavioural traits when it comes to her relationship with Dailey. This film gave my wife cushion rage which manifested itself at the end of the film. We wanted to like this film but just couldn't. I dozed off as it was so boring. Dailey was nominated for an oscar!!!!!!!!!! WTF!!!! It's a corny load of nonsense.


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