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(1951)

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Joan Crawford was asked by studio boss Jack L. Warner to play Doris Day's sister in the film. Crawford declined, saying, "Come on, Jack. No one would ever believe that I would have Doris Day for a sister!".
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The studio wanted Lauren Bacall and Doris Day to star in the film, but Bacall went to Africa with her husband Humphrey Bogart to film The African Queen (1951).
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Doris Day's first non-singing role.
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When she heard she would be co-starring with Ginger Rogers, Doris Day was delighted - before her success as a big band vocalist, Day had aspired to be a dancer, and Rogers had been one of her childhood idols.
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Alfred Hitchcock liked Doris Day's performance in this film so much that he asked her to star in his remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much five years later.
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Filmed in 1949, the film bears a 1950 copyright statement on the opening credits.
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The relationship between Ginger Rogers' character and her on-screen brother-in-law Stephen Cochran bears a striking similarity to that between Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire, which was also a 1951 Warner Brothers' release.
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This is the picture show attended by characters Sonny, Charlene, Duane and Jacy at the beginning of Larry McMurtry's novel "The Last Picture Show." It's Saturday night and Sonny is distracted making out with Charlene because he doesn't want to miss seeing Ginger Rogers in a slip.
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This was one of only a handful of straight-up dramas in which Doris Day ever appeared, and was her first (and only) film for Warner Brothers in which she did not sing a note. She accepted this role partly for the opportunity to work with one of her childhood idols, Ginger Rogers.
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Hank Rice drives a 1939 Plymouth convertible.
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Working title was "Storm Center." Coincidentally that title was used for a Bette Davis movie six years later at Columbia.
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This was one of five 1951 films Doris Day made while under her seven year contract with Warner Brothers. As a result, Day made her first of many appearances in the Quigley Publications Top Ten Money Making Stars poll that year, ranking #9.
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According to a contemporary article in The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. assigned Lauren Bacall to the female lead role in this film, but she refused and was put on suspension. Shortly afterward, she was released from her contract.
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After filming was complete, Ronald Reagan left Warner Bros. were he had been under contract since 1937.
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This is the only film in which a character played by Doris Day dies.
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Ginger Rogers was actually whipped during the final scene, however she admitted that it "felt more like shoe strings and never for a moment really hurt."
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In its first release, the attempted rape scene between Hank and Marsha was cut to merely seconds long in order to fit censors. However, when released in later years, it was made longer due to limits of censor boards becoming wider.
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