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My Blue Heaven (1950)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 18 December 1950 (Sweden)
Betty Grable and Dan Dailey are a married song and dance team who cannot have children. The movie follows the travails as they try and adopt and keep the kids they adopt while performing on their TV show.

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Claude Binyon, S.K. Lauren (story "Stork Don't Bring Babies") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Betty Grable ... Kitty Moran
Dan Dailey ... Jack Moran
David Wayne ... Walter Pringle
Jane Wyatt ... Janet Pringle
Mitzi Gaynor ... Gloria Adams
Una Merkel ... Miss Irma Gilbert
Don Hicks Don Hicks ... Young Man
Louise Beavers ... Selma
Laura Pierpont Laura Pierpont ... Mrs. Johnston
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Seymour Harry Seymour ... Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
Robert R. Stephenson Robert R. Stephenson ... Undetermined Minor Role (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Radio star Kitty Moran, long married to partner Jack, finds she's pregnant, but miscarries. For a change, the couple turn their act into a series on early TV and try to adopt a baby, finally acquiring a girl in a somewhat back alley manner. Complications follow amid a series of musical numbers. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Musical

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1950 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Cegonha Demora-se 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

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 25, 1952 with Betty Grable and Dan Dailey reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

During the Cosmo Cosmetics number, all of the monitors in the television control room are in color. Expensive color sets would never have been used in a real TV control room, and in fact weren't even available in 1950. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Up the Down Staircase (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Live Hard, Work Hard, Love Hard
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ralph Blane
Sung and danced by Dan Dailey, Mitzi Gaynor and Betty Grable
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sorry this is not a good one
31 August 2010 | by brtor222See all my reviews

Usually I love the Fox musicals...but this one is just boring. The dancing and the songs can't save this one.

And how nice to know that they actually had color TV video cameras and color TV receiver sets in 1950!!! The special effects people couldn't make the spliced-in TV images in B&W I guess???? Bad editing. And don't you just envy Betty Grable's push-down monitor. Wow, wish I had one (not).

And that "baby" that the Morans illegally "adopt" (then they get her back later, still under suspicious circumstances)...and the Morans never had given "baby" a name? Unless I missed it along the boring way. Then old Miss Adoption Agency has a quick change of heart and offers them a boy. Then Betty is pregnant again after all!!!!

All this makes for a very unbelievable story.


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