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I'll See You in My Dreams (1951)

The success and decline of songwriter Gus Kahn is portrayed, with his wife, Grace Kahn, sticking by him the whole time.

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Michael Curtiz
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Doris Day ... Grace LeBoy Kahn
Danny Thomas ... Gus Kahn
Frank Lovejoy ... Walter Donaldson
Patrice Wymore ... Gloria Knight
James Gleason ... Fred Thompson
Mary Wickes ... Anna
Julie Oshins Julie Oshins ... Johnny Martin
Jim Backus ... Sam Harris
Minna Gombell ... Mrs. LeBoy
Harry Antrim Harry Antrim ... Mr. LeBoy
William Forrest ... Florenz Ziegfeld
Bunny Lewbel Bunny Lewbel ... Irene, at age 6
Robert Lyden Robert Lyden ... Donald, at age 8
Mimi Gibson ... Irene, at age 3
Christopher Olsen ... Donald, at age 4 (as Christy Olson)
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The success and decline of songwriter Gus Kahn is portrayed, with his wife, Grace Kahn, sticking by him the whole time. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The glorious story of Gus Kahn, the songs he wrote into America's heart, and the girl who put them into his!!!


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Jeg faldt for din sang See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of Gus Kahn's most popular songs would become the title of one of Doris Day's biggest hit movies four years later - Love Me or Leave Me (1955). See more »

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Shortly after struggling Gus Kahn moves to Hollywood following the 1929 stock market crash, someone makes a remark that Kahn will know he's made if he can afford a table at Romanoff's restaurant. In reality, Romanoff's didn't open until 1939, just two years before then well-established Kahn died. See more »

Quotes

Gus Kahn: [sings this to the tune of It Had to Be You] It had to be me that had to get you. I stand 5 foot 10, a man among men, but you're 7'2. I meet lots of girls when I make the rounds, but none are like you 7 foot 2, 70 pounds, but you make me thrill and you always will. I realize Betty you look like spaghetti, but what can I do? It's your fingertips that I adore; when you stand up they touch the floor. It had to be you, wonderful you, 7 foot 2.
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Referenced in Home Improvement: Aisle See You in My Dreams (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Ukulele Lady
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by some of the guests at Gus and Grace's party
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Nostalgic and sentimental trip down memory lane...
25 August 2006 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

This is the kind of Hollywoodized biography of a famous composer that springs to life whenever DORIS DAY sings one of those warm and tender melodies. It's Day, at her perkiest, who makes the film rather than DANNY THOMAS, who simply lacked the screen charisma a leading man should have. He's not bad, but brings the film down a notch with his one-dimensional performance.

Thankfully, there are some reliable supporting role players that help Doris sell the film--notably, PATRICE WYMORE, FRANK LOVEJOY and MARY WICKES who all do their best to keep the tale moving along at a brisk pace. Wickes is especially mirthful when she tosses off a one-liner with aplomb and clearly seems to be enjoying her role as a sharp-tongued maid.

The Michael Curtiz touch is not too evident because the story drags in spots, but whenever Doris gets to warble an old-fashioned tune it doesn't matter what else is going on. Her rendition of "The One I Love Belongs to Somebody Else" is especially touching and her spirited version of "Makin' Whoopie" is another delight. Whether tossing off a ballad or jump tune she can do no wrong.

Doris Day fans will enjoy this tuneful and sentimental trip down memory lane.


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