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I Love Melvin (1953)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 20 March 1953 (USA)
Melvin, a photographer for Look magazine, meets Judy and he wants to marry her. Her father is against that and as a last resort, Melvin promises to get Judy's photo on the cover of the next issue, a task easier said than done.

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:

Cupidon photographe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Melvin works for "Look" magazine, a real photo-magazine which ran from 1937 - 1971. It was an extremely popular competitor to other other large-size magazines of its day and ran second only to "Life", beating out "The Saturday Evening Post" and "Colliers". See more »

Quotes

Melvin: How long does it take them to decide on a cover anyway? You look at a picture. Yes. No. Right? You look at another picture. Yes. No. Right?
Miss Menafee: Right.
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Connections

Featured in Frank's Place: I.O.U. (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Wanna Wander
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Josef Myrow
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slight fun for Donald and Debbie
8 October 2003 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Undemanding but energetic fare from MGM teaming the vivacious Debbie Reynolds as the day-dreaming dancing football and the late Donald O'Connor as the goofy magazine gopher who wants to put her on the front cover. It's hardly "Singin' in the Rain" but it does have glorious Technicolor, a snappy dance number set in a park, and a memorable song in "The Lady Loves" (which doubles as a glamour showcase for Reynolds). Nice cameo from Robert Taylor too!


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