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Dream Girl (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 27 July 1948 (USA)
A daydreaming young lady, until she meets her reality man.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Elmer Rice (from the play by), Arthur Sheekman (adaptation)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Betty Hutton ... Georgina Allerton
Macdonald Carey ... Clark Redfield
Patric Knowles ... Jim Lucas
Virginia Field ... Miriam Allerton Lucas
Walter Abel ... George Allerton
Peggy Wood ... Lucy Allerton
Carolyn Butler Carolyn Butler ... Claire Bleakley
Lowell Gilmore ... George Hand
Zamah Cunningham Zamah Cunningham ... Mme. Kimmelhoff (music teacher)
Frank Puglia ... Antonio
Georgia Backus ... Edna
Charles Meredith ... Charles
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Abbott ... (scenes deleted)
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A daydreaming young lady, until she meets her reality man.

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Taglines:

SHE DID WHAT EVERY GIRL WANTS TO DO...AND DOESN'T DARE! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rapariga dos Meus Sonhos See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Version of Dream Girl (1955) See more »

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Drunk with Love
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
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Zamah Cunningham Steals the Show
11 May 2007 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Surprisingly funny little comedy about a day-dreaming young woman who meets her match in a tough sports writer. Based on a hit play by Elmer Rice.

Betty Hutton stars as the dreamer, a woman who walks through life and dreams about "something happening." Then boorish Macdonald Carey arrives for her sister's wedding and he spends the rest of the film trying to get her to live her own life. The "Walter Mitty" stuff is kept to a minimum. and the plot drags in a few places, but the actors are excellent and the one-liners are very funny.

Zamah Cunningham is a total delight as the music teacher, stealing the long scene with her spastic movements and great voice.. Patric Knowles is the brother-in-law, Walter Abel and Peggy Wood are the parents. Virginia Field is the sister. Carolyn Butler is Claire. And Lowell Gilmore is the roue.

Hutton is low-keyed and still very funny. She plays a saloon singer in one dream and sings "Madame Butterfly" in another. As usual, Hutton is excellent. And this is one of the few films I've liked Macdonald Carey in. A must for Betty Hutton fans.


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