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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.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Harry Kurnitz (screenplay), Dane Lussier (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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 ... 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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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Dream Is Yours 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

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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

Doug Blake: Could I have her name and address, please?
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Music by Harry Warren
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Enjoyable...except for the unnecessary animated segment.
6 March 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Warner Brothers made two very, very similar films--one after the other and with the same two stars. In fact, they are so similar, I could easily see viewers confusing the two pictures. "My Dream is Yours" and "It's a Great Feeling" BOTH star Doris Day as a young woman hoping to be discovered and a fast-talking guy, Jack Carson, promises to make her a star. However, "It's a Great Feeling" is more of a comedy and "My Dream is Your Dream" is a bit more of a romance. Both are about equally good in my opinion.

Martha Gibson (Day) has a lovely voice--and Doug (Carson) is determined to try to get her on the radio. However, again and again, Doug is either unable to get her an audition or folks insist she must be a 'name' before they'll put her on the air. Eventually, Doug is able to get Martha a break--when Gary (Lee Bowman) shows up drunk for his show--and after that, her career takes off. But, one problem persists--she's a single mom and Doug insists on finding her the perfect man.

Towards the end of the film, there is an odd animated sequence where Bugs Bunny, Tweety and a bunch of birds appear. Even odder are Day's and Carson's outfits and choreography for this sequence. Unfortunately, the sequence falls flat, as there were much better live-action/cartoon hybrids from the period--such as with Gene Kelly dancing with Jerry Mouse or Esther Williams swimming with Tom and Jerry. This one in "My Dream is Yours" just seems pretty pointless and unnecessary. Fortunately, although this slows down the film and isn't needed, the acting and singing are good throughout the film and it is enjoyable and worth seeing. It won't change your life, but it's nice.


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