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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.

Directors:

Michael Curtiz, Friz Freleng (uncredited)

Writers:

Harry Kurnitz (screenplay), Dane Lussier (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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
Mel Blanc ... Bugs Bunny / Tweety (voice)
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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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Trivia

Final film for Edgar Kennedy, who had already passed away in 1948 by the time the film was released in 1949. See more »

Goofs

When Martha is tucking Freddie into bed, a microphone shadow is visible on the back wall of the bedroom. See more »

Quotes

Doug Blake: [Doug has just sprung a little boy as an unexpected new roommate on Vi, whose apartment management does not allow children or pets] Vi, isn't he wonderful?
Vivian Martin: Yeah, cutest little lease-breaker I ever saw. Where's his mother?
Doug Blake: She's downstairs, she wasn't sure how you'd take this.
Vivian Martin: Yeah I'll bet.
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Referenced in Sucker Punch (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down
Music by Cliff Friend
Played during the Bugs Bunny sequence
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1949 (USA) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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