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I Love Melvin (1953)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 20 March 1953 (USA)
Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread... See full summary »

Director:

Don Weis

Writers:

George Wells (screenplay), Ruth Brooks Flippen (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald O'Connor ... Melvin Hoover
Debbie Reynolds ... Judy Schneider / Judy LeRoy
Una Merkel ... Mom Schneider
Richard Anderson ... Harry Flack
Allyn Joslyn ... Frank Schneider
Les Tremayne ... Mr. Henneman
Noreen Corcoran ... Clarabelle Schneider
Jim Backus ... Mergo
Barbara Ruick ... Studio Guide
Robert Taylor ... Robert Taylor-Cameo Appearance in Judy's Dream
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Storyline

Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread of her. His boss, however, has no intention of using the photos. Melvin wants to marry Judy, but her father would rather she marry dull and dependable Harry Black. As a last resort, Melvin promises to get Judy's photo on the cover of the next issue of Look, a task easier said than done. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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M-G-M's BIG MUSICAL with those "Singin' in the Rain" stars! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ask çagi See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Donald O'Connor's dance number on roller skates preceded by two years the better remembered dance number on roller skates in "It's Always Fair Weather." See more »

Quotes

Mr. Prouty: Are you drunk, Mr. Schneider?
Mr. Schneider: Forget that "Schneider" bit! I've just been to court changing my name to "LeRoy"!
Mr. Prouty: Splendid. Are you drunk, Mr. LeRoy?
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Featured in Frank's Place: I.O.U. (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Did You Learn To Dance
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Josef Myrow
Performed by Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds
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A Great 50's Musical - Talented Cast - Great Song-Writing!
28 August 2000 | by inclassSee all my reviews

This movie really lets you know that back in the 50's, they really knew how to make an excellent musical! The cast includes Donald O'Connor as Melvin, a small-time photographer working for "Look" Magazine. He turns his attention and camera to Judy LeRoy, a beautiful dancer who dreams of making it big one day, played by Debbie Reynolds. The songs in this film are wonderfully written and performed, including a very charming outdoor song and dance routine performed by O'Connor and the film's youngest actress, 9 year old Noreen Corcoran, who brightens the many scenes she's in, playing Judy's sister, Clarabelle, who seems to like to be involved in everything. (The songs have very clever lyrics as well!) Melvin seeks to win the hand of Judy, but her usual date, Harry Black (Richard Anderson), who's pretty much a square, is about to pop the question to the delight of Judy's dad, while her dad dislikes Melvin. O'Connnor and Reynolds are brilliant. Jim Backus adds some laughs also. The whole cast comes together to make this a delightful film, which is yet another great one that was overlooked by video & DVD companies! A MUST SEE! Try your favorite movie channels.


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