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Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (1951)

Approved | | Musical | 10 October 1951 (USA)
Tired of her boyfriend's gambling, a young woman joins two vaudeville performers on a trek to Las Vegas to search for millionaires to marry.

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David Butler

Writers:

Harry Clork (screenplay), Roland Kibbee (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Morgan ... Vince Nichols
Virginia Mayo ... Carol
Gene Nelson ... Ted Lansing
Lucille Norman ... Abby
S.Z. Sakall ... Uncle Felix
Virginia Gibson ... June
Tom Conway ... Bennington Lansing
Wallace Ford ... Sam Parks
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Storyline

When boyfriend Vince Nichols won't give up his gambling, Abby joins vaudeville partners Carol and June in a trek to Las Vegas searching for millionaires, followed by playboy Ted Lansing with a big crush on Abby. When the girls learn that uncle Felix Hoff is going broke with his casino, Abby accepts Ted because of his wealth. Arriving to halt the nuptials is Ted's banker cousin from Boston, Bennington, and an irate Vince. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It's the sunshine musical and nothing could be brighter! See more »

Genres:

Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alâimisema Ülkesi See more »

Company Credits

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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 Hollywood sign in the opening shot is incorrectly shown as red neon. The HOLLYWOOD sign has always been white letters since it was originally erected in 1923 when it read HOLLYWOODLAND and even when reduced to just HOLLYWOOD in 1949. See more »

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Remake of Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) See more »

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Buffalo Gals
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Written by William Cool White
Sung by a chorus at the hoedown
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a gold diggers remake
30 July 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Warner Brothers' 1950s recycling of their old films and their old songs gave us this remake of Gold Diggers of 1933 (itself a remake of the lost Gold Diggers of Broadway).

Songs which appear within 'Painting the Clouds ...' include Tip Toe Through The Tulips, With a Song in My Heart, You're My Everything, and We're in the Money. About the best routines are those which accompany The Mambo Man, and The Birth of the Blues.

In the cast are Virginia Mayo, Lucille Norman, and Virginia Gibson, as a girl trio of singers and dancers looking for rich men with no ties and lots of spare cash. Dennis Morgan is a slightly dull singer, Gene Nelson a dancer with a secret, and Tom Conway is Nelson's well-to-do uncle (not older brother as in Gold Diggers of 1933, although Conway looks very like Warren William did in the earlier film). An unnecessary subplot gives the irritating Cuddles Sakall something to do.

A likeable musical which gives us nothing new but helps to pass the time.


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