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Tea for Two (1950)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 2 September 1950 (USA)
A socialite with aspirations of a career in show business bets her wealthy uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for two days straight, hoping winning will help her fulfill her dreams.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

Harry Clork (screenplay), Frank Mandel (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Nanette Carter
Gordon MacRae ... Jimmy Smith
Gene Nelson ... Tommy Trainor
Eve Arden ... Pauline Hastings
Billy De Wolfe ... Larry Blair
S.Z. Sakall ... J. Maxwell Bloomhaus
Bill Goodwin ... William 'Moe' Early
Patrice Wymore ... Beatrice Darcy (as Pat Wymore)
Virginia Gibson ... Mabel Wiley
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Storyline

In this reworking of "No, No, Nanette," wealthy heiress Nanette Carter bets her uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for 48 hours. If she wins, she can invest the money in a Broadway show featuring songs written by her beau, and of course, in which she will star. Trouble is, she doesn't realize her uncle's been wiped out by the Stock Market crash. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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WARNER BROS.' Musical Treat of Treats in TECHNICOLOR See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezaubernde Frau 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

This was the first movie in which Doris Day danced on-screen. See more »

Goofs

The off stage scenes show cast members wearing what appears to be 1950 style clothing and bathing suits instead of 1929 styles. The finale of the show on stage during No ,No Nanette scenes is more in period character. See more »

Quotes

J. Maxwell Bloomhaus: My scotch it shrinks too.
Stevens, the Butler: Alcohol evaporates in the summer, sir.
J. Maxwell Bloomhaus: In the Sahara desert that much couldn't evaporate.
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Crazy Credits

On the DVD release and Turner Classic Movies showings, beneath the credit "Screen Play by Harry Clork" the credit for the play "No, No, Nanette" and its writers as source material is obscured by a reddish-brown smudge. Furthermore, lyricist Irving Caesar was omitted. See more »

Connections

Referenced in My Three Sons: Tea for Three (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Do, Do, Do
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Music by George Gershwin
Sung by Doris Day and Gordon MacRae
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Even for a young'un like me....I fancy this movie
20 July 2004 | by inhisgrace0072005See all my reviews

Since I was a child old movies made my day when they were on the television....Long before video tape machines. Nothing, in my mind, can replace any old movie. Black & white or Technicolour, they are done with class and taste. Now, anything goes. That is a shame. Enjoy this movie. Especially, the actor who plays Doris' uncle. Can' remember his name just now.

Pillow Talk is another Doris Day film I would suggest. Her acting is so wonderful to watch. I have yet to see her act the same way in any movie I have had the pleasure to see. She is one of a kind. Her smile, her singing: Amazing!


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