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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezaubernde Frau See more »

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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

The first of five collaborations between Doris Day and Gordon MacRae. They would later go on to co-star in The West Point Story (1950), On Moonlight Bay (1951), Starlift (1951), and By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953). See more »

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Quotes

Larry Blair: I've missed you baby. The flame is still burning!
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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 »

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No, No, Nanette
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach (as Otto Harbach)
Music by Vincent Youmans
Performed by Doris Day, Gene Nelson and Chorus during Act I
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Just Say No For a Day
11 August 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

This film peaks near its beginning with a production number featuring Doris Day and Gene Nelson dancing with both an infinity mirrored wall and the New York skyline showing outside (of some huge windows). The later production number, a blend of "No, No Nanette" and "Tea for Two", is tellingly anti-climatic.

The plot is easy - Ms. Day has to say "No" to everything for a day. But, the movie goes on and on with several songs and dances having little/nothing to do with the story. Other characters and sub-plots are thrown in; with all the extra songs and dances, I have no trouble believing everything in this film was not in the original "No, No Nanette". Some of it all is very good - Day and MacRae sing well, Mr. Nelson dances well, and Eve Arden does her thing - but this feels more like a string of songs and scenes than a movie.

***** Tea for Two (9/1/50) David Butler ~ Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson, Eve Arden


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