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Paul Merrick, a writer of hit musicals, prefers to lie in the sun or play golf. He does so until he goes broke and asks to borrow a large sum of money, against future earnings, from his producer, Alex Conway. They are invited to a university, Paul's alma mater, to see a college production that is using some of Paul's music, and meet Katherine Holbrook, a student. Alex makes out the loan-money check to Katherine and hires her as Paul's secretary with instructions to give him only so much money per week after he starts to work on a new show. Complications arise when Paul meets Lorna Marvis, a society woman whose company is more expensive than the allowance Katherine is doling out to him.Written by
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Remade as BUT NOT FOR ME with Clark Gable and Caroll Baker in the Bing Crosby and Nancy Olsen roles. See more »
[backstage at the college musical revue]
What's he doing here?
Investigating the student body.
[raises eyebrows and walks away with three co-eds]
I hope I don't lose my faculties.
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Paul Merrick (Bing Crosby) is a composer whose best years seem behind him. Since his last big Broadway success, he's done everything but compose more music and his producer (Charles Coburn) is getting tired of waiting. In desperation, he hires a young lady (Nancy Olson) to be his secretary and task master! The arrangement works marvelously...but in the process she finds herself falling for Merrick.
"Mr. Music" was remade at the end of the decade and had Clark Gable falling for a significantly younger Carol Baker. This film was pleasant but a letdown for Gable...and a lot of it was the lack of chemistry between them and it just seemed difficult to see the young lady falling for him. In "Mr. Music", although there also is the age difference, Bing Crosby is so charming that the romance, though a bit forced, does work better. It also helped having a few nice cameos--Peggy Lee and Groucho in particular. Overall, a pleasant little film...nothing super special but a nice time-passer.
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