6.1/10
179
8 user 2 critic

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.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

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

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dodie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dodie accepts... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson
Flight Angels (1940)
Romance | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Federal Airlines ace pilot Chick Faber is grounded by Flight Superintendent Bill Graves when a doctor says his eyesight is failing. Aided by Mary Norvell and Nan Hudson, Graves persuades ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Virginia Bruce, Dennis Morgan, Wayne Morris
Honolulu (1939)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Wanting a break from his overzealous fans, a famous movie star hires a Hawaiian plantation owner to switch places with him for a few weeks.

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Eleanor Powell, Robert Young, George Burns
Claudia (1943)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Child bride Claudia Naughton has made life difficult for her husband David because she can't stand living so far away from her mother. She's also afraid her husband doesn't find her ... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Robert Young, Ina Claire
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Story of small-town life in turn-of-the-century America, and a young boy's problems facing adolescence.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Aline MacMahon
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After being in Hollywood for a month with lots of compliments but no offers, girl next door Libby Caruso decides to give up on having a singing career and focus on what she believes is her ... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis
Stars: Connie Francis, Jim Hutton, Susan Oliver
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Vincent Doane is in the precarious position of trying to close an advertising account with his rich ex-fiancée. Unfortunately she is more interested in him than in business. Vincent's wife ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Madeleine Carroll, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
Gentleman Jim (1942)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson
Comedy | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Jonathan Street is a struggling composer when he meets and marries Annette. The problem is that Jonathan was drunk and does not want to be married. Annette does go with him to Paris and ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Lily Pons, Henry Fonda, Eric Blore
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Wonder Pictures' seedy publicity man Lanny Morgan has put the studio's biggest star, Annabel Allison, in one crazy stunt after another. His latest scheme has Annabel pretending to be a maid... See full summary »

Directors: Benjamin Stoloff, Lew Landers
Stars: Jack Oakie, Lucille Ball, Ruth Donnelly
Athena (1954)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Attorney, Purdom, and singer, Damone, romance two sisters, Reynolds and Powell, who live with and are strongly influenced by eccentric, health oriented and star gazing grandparents.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Virginia Gibson
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Morgan ... Vince Nichols
Virginia Mayo ... Carol
Gene Nelson ... Ted Lansing
Lucille Norman ... Abby
S.Z. Sakall ... Felix Hoff
Virginia Gibson ... June
Tom Conway ... Bennington Lansing
Wallace Ford ... Sam Parks
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The syncopatin' 'BIRTH OF THE BLUES' spectacle! See more »

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alâimisema Ülkesi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Of this picture, director David Butler said, "That was the worst of the whole bunch I made. I thought it was terrible, and I think the audience agreed with me." See more »

Connections

Remake of The Gold Diggers (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
(uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Gene Nelson, Bonnie Lou Williams (uncredited) dubbing for Virginia Mayo, Lucille Norman and Virginia Gibson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


21 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed