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My Dream Is Yours (1949)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Music | 16 April 1949 (USA)
An agent must search for a new personality to replace a popular singer who refuses to renew his radio contract. He finds one in the form of a single mother, but complications soon occur.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Harry Kurnitz (screenplay), Dane Lussier (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Carson ... Doug Blake
Doris Day ... Martha Gibson
Lee Bowman ... Gary Mitchell
Adolphe Menjou ... Thomas Hutchins
Eve Arden ... Vivian Martin
S.Z. Sakall ... Felix Hofer
Selena Royle ... Freda Hofer
Edgar Kennedy ... Uncle Charlie
Sheldon Leonard ... Fred Grimes
Franklin Pangborn ... Sourpuss Manager
John Berkes ... Customer at Green Room
Ada Leonard Ada Leonard ... Ada Leonard
Frankie Carle Frankie Carle ... Frankie Carle
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Tweety (voice)
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Storyline

Conceited singer Garry Mitchell refuses to renew his radio contract, so agent Doug Blake decides to find a new personality to replace Garry. In New York, he finds Martha Gibson, a single mother with a great voice. He arranges for her to move to Hollywood, but then has a problem trying to sell her to the show's sponsor. Doug tries every trick he can think of to make Martha a star, and as the two work more closely, he falls in love with her. Complicating matters further is when Martha meets and becomes attracted to Garry. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Dream Is Yours 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

Certain elements of the Doris Day character's "back story" were "lifted" from Day's offscreen life at the time. Before being discovered by Warner stalwart Michael Curtiz and cast in her screen debut Romance on the High Seas, Day had been a popular radio singer and recording artist. The subplot of her heartbreak at being separated from her young son in this film also reflected Day's true life experience: While pursuing her career as a big band singer, Day had to park her son Terry with his grandmother and rarely saw her child face-to-face. One of her first decisions after signing a seven year contract with Warners was to move both her son and mother to Burbank and establish a "real home" for her family. See more »

Goofs

During a montage showing Martha's rise to stardom, there's a shot of stacks of fan letters, all of them bearing the address of what turns out to be Martha's home address. Even in the far more innocent times in which the film was set, stars didn't publicly reveal their home addresses and virtually all fan mail would have been addressed to her movie studio or record label or simply "Hollywood." See more »

Quotes

Grimes: No, look, you got me wrong, Little Red Riding Hood. I ain't no wolf.
Martha Gibson: Okay, but I'd hate to meet you in a forest on a dark night.
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Soundtracks

(You May Not Be an Angel, but) I'll String Along With You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played during the opening credits and later sung by Doris Day
Played often throughout the picture
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Another Michael Curtiz-directed hit for Doris Day...
7 January 2003 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

After the success of her first starring role in ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS ('48), Doris is re-united with Jack Carson for another pleasant musical trifle with Doris as the girl singer Carson finds in order to replace conceited band singer (Lee Bowman) who refuses to sign another contract. Along for a few laughs are Eve Arden (more adept than usual with her punch lines) and S.Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, fracturing English and being generally amusing as a radio producer.

The only thing that lifts this out of the ordinary is the cartoon sequence using "Hungarian Rhapsody" as the music for the "Freddy Get Ready" sequence combining live action with the animated Bugs Bunny.

Other than that, if you like Doris Day, she has another tailor-made role as a band singer who gets to sing pleasant ballads like the title tune and adds some fresh appeal to the role of a girl Carson wants to turn into a new singing sensation.

A better than average little musical thanks to the performances of Day, Carson and Lee Bowman--as well as the always enjoyable Eve Arden.


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