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It's a Great Feeling (1949)

Approved | | Comedy , Music | 1 August 1949 (USA)
A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Jack Rose (screenplay), Melville Shavelson (screenplay) (as Mel Shavelson) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Morgan ... Himself
Doris Day ... Judy Adams
Jack Carson ... Himself
Bill Goodwin ... Arthur Trent
Irving Bacon ... RR Information Clerk
Claire Carleton ... Grace
Mazzone-Abbott Dancers Mazzone-Abbott Dancers ... Dancers (as The Famous Mazzone-Abbott Dancers)
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Storyline

A waitress at the Warner Bros. commissary is anxious to break into pictures. She thinks her big break may have arrived when two actors agree to help her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Seven Big Song Hits - All New! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 August 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Guys and a Gal See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. 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

Patricia Neal, still wearing the black fur-trimmed evening gown from The Fountainhead (1949) came directly from that set to film her ballroom scene cameo. See more »

Goofs

When Edward G. Robinson is at the studio gate, a shadow of the boom microphone quickly enters and leaves the upper right of the frame. See more »

Quotes

[phone rings]
Jack Carson: Hey, maybe that's her... er, or sh-she. Not that I care.
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Connections

Spoofs Mildred Pierce (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
Played briefly during the scene in Dennis Morgan's dressing room
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So it ain't Hope and Crosby!
9 February 2006 | by MCL1150See all my reviews

So much is made of how Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan were supposed to be Warner Bros. answer to Hope and Crosby that people miss the point that they actually made a rather enjoyable team in their own right. In fact, just keep your eyes on Jack Carson and you'll end up wondering if he stole from Hope or if Hope stole from Carson! Yeah, they weren't as big as their contemporaries, but so what? I really like them together. They teamed in several 1940s comedies at Warners and "It's a Great Feeling" is probably their best film and definitely my personal favorite. Not only are Carson and Morgan in top form here, but there's several cameos of WB stars that really make this a lot of fun. It's nicely directed by David Butler who interestingly enough directed Hope & Crosby in "The Road Morocco" seven years earlier. Butler also has a small cameo along with a few other Warner's directors which is just a nice little addition to the fabric of the film while a young and beautiful Doris Day makes for a great icing on the cake! So when all's said and done this is a really enjoyable little comedy. And at 85 minutes it certainly doesn't overstay its welcome. IMHO, "It's a Great Feeling" is a must for any fan of forties comedy fare. Just because Carson & Morgan won't make you forget Hope & Crosby doesn't mean they can't be memorable. I've always been a big fan of the so called "light musical comedies" of the 40s and this is one of the best. Highly recommended!


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