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My Dream Is Yours (1949)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Music | 16 April 1949 (USA)
An agent must search for a new personality to replace a popular singer who refuses to renew his radio contract. He finds one in the form of a single mother, but complications soon occur.

Directors:

Michael Curtiz, Friz Freleng (uncredited)

Writers:

Harry Kurnitz (screenplay), Dane Lussier (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Jack Carson ... Doug Blake
Doris Day ... Martha Gibson
Lee Bowman ... Gary Mitchell
Adolphe Menjou ... Thomas Hutchins
Eve Arden ... Vivian Martin
S.Z. Sakall ... Felix Hofer
Selena Royle ... Freda Hofer
Edgar Kennedy ... Uncle Charlie
Sheldon Leonard ... Fred Grimes
Franklin Pangborn ... Sourpuss Manager
John Berkes ... Customer at Green Room
Ada Leonard Ada Leonard ... Ada Leonard
Frankie Carle ... Frankie Carle
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Tweety (voice)
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Storyline

Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single mother with a great voice. He arranges for her to move to Hollywood, but then has a problem trying to sell her to the show's sponsor. Doug tries every trick he can think of to make Martha a star, and as the two work more closely, he falls in love with her. Complicating matters further is when Martha meets and becomes attracted to Garry. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Trivia

The novelty song "I Tick, Tick, Tick" that Doris Day's character sings for her first audition was written to take advantage of the publicity surrounding the atomic clock which had just been invented. This clock, now even more precise, is now the standard to which all clocks in the US are set. See more »

Goofs

When Martha is singing over the PA system in The Green Room she sings "Canadian Capers' for approximately 7 minutes. 78 RPM records, the type playing, had a maximum play time of 3 minutes 15 seconds. See more »

Quotes

Gary Mitchell: Lovely girl. Lovely singer. Handy with a knife, too.
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Connections

Featured in What a Difference a Day Made: Doris Day Superstar (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

(You May Not Be an Angel, but) I'll String Along With You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played during the opening credits and later sung by Doris Day
Played often throughout the picture
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The film's dream is also our dream
19 July 2017 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The cast, the film's swiping at radio and film, that it was a musical (something that would fill some people's heads with dread but count me as a fan) and that it was directed by Michael Curtiz are reasons enough to see 'My Dream is Yours'. While all have done better work, most of the film has enough to make it a very well done worthwhile film.

Adolphe Menjou is pretty wasted and does little with his role, that if given more to do in material and given more screen time could have been really juicy. The satirical elements do fare very nicely and induces a great deal of amusement, but there are parts that could have had more bite, some of it was a little too on the safe, gentle side. 'My Dream is Yours', as has been noted, is not perfect but has a lot that works.

However, 'My Dream is Yours' is a beautiful-looking film, the colour is lavish and the production and costume designs as elegant as can be. Curtiz directs admirably once again, again more proof that he could direct musicals very competently and was undervalued.

Very memorable songs help, especially the lovely "I'll String Along With You". Choreographically it's exuberantly witty and graceful, with one of the highlight scenes being the sheer dazzling delight that is the animated sequence.

'My Dream is Yours' is scripted with much nostalgic charm, a pleasant wit that does bite with Eve Arden and it avoids being too sentimental or saccharine. The story is nothing special, but is light on its feet and has such a warm heart that one cannot help being endeared to it.

Doris Day has a natural sweetness and sassy spunk that suits her down to the ground, and her singing as always is heavenly. Jack Carson is somewhat unconventional as a leading man in the type of role he has here, but he displays immense likability here. Eve Arden is classy and sharp in wit, and while it is a samey role for him it is the curmudgeonly role that SZ Sakall excels in very well.

On the whole, very pleasant and fun, well worth catching. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1949 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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