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I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

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The success and decline of songwriter Gus Kahn is portrayed, with his wife, Grace Kahn, sticking by him the whole time.


Michael Curtiz
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Grace LeBoy Kahn
Danny Thomas ... Gus Kahn
Frank Lovejoy ... Walter Donaldson
Patrice Wymore ... Gloria Knight
James Gleason ... Fred Thompson
Mary Wickes ... Anna
Julie Oshins Julie Oshins ... Johnny Martin
Jim Backus ... Sam Harris
Minna Gombell ... Mrs. LeBoy
Harry Antrim ... Mr. LeBoy
William Forrest ... Florenz Ziegfeld
Bunny Lewbel Bunny Lewbel ... Irene, at age 6
Robert Lyden Robert Lyden ... Donald, at age 8
Mimi Gibson ... Irene, at age 3
Christopher Olsen ... Donald, at age 4 (as Christy Olson)


The success and decline of songwriter Gus Kahn is portrayed, with his wife, Grace Kahn, sticking by him the whole time. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The glorious story of Gus Kahn, the songs he wrote into America's heart, and the girl who put them into his!!!


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Doris Day would play the wife and widow of another leading personality the following year when she appeared as the spouse of baseball legend Grover Cleveland Alexander in The Winning Team (1952). See more »


Shortly after struggling Gus Kahn moves to Hollywood following the 1929 stock market crash, someone makes a remark that Kahn will know he's made if he can afford a table at Romanoff's restaurant. In reality, Romanoff's didn't open until 1939, just two years before then well-established Kahn died. See more »


Gus Kahn: [sings this to the tune of It Had to Be You] It had to be me that had to get you. I stand 5 foot 10, a man among men, but you're 7'2. I meet lots of girls when I make the rounds, but none are like you 7 foot 2, 70 pounds, but you make me thrill and you always will. I realize Betty you look like spaghetti, but what can I do? It's your fingertips that I adore; when you stand up they touch the floor. It had to be you, wonderful you, 7 foot 2.
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Referenced in Home Improvement: Aisle See You in My Dreams (1993) See more »


Nobody's Sweetheart
Written by Ernie Erdman, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel and Gus Kahn
Sung by Doris Day
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This is a must see for any Doris Day fan!
18 January 2005 | by BARB5MRSee all my reviews

This is one of my favorite musicals. Doris Day and Danny Thomas are delightful in their roles as Grace and Gus Kahn. They do a great acting job and are very believable. The music is all wonderful and really takes you back. The reason I think the story is so good and probably close to their life is that Grace Kahn was one of the advisors when the film was being made. The movie was made after Gus died but she was still around to see that the story got told as close to the truth as possible.

Mary Wickes also gives one of her best performances. Although I have never seen her give a bad one. She is just good in whatever role she has. Her sly comments are always charming and very funny and she delivers her lines so well.

I think this should be at the top of their list to produce on DVD for all of us old musical fans and collectors. I think it was out at one time on VHS but now it's not in print. I for one vote to see this one come out again. If you haven't seen this it should prove to be a very good couple of hours spent if you get a chance to see it.

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Release Date:

15 September 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeg faldt for din sang See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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