“Star Of The Month (January 2021)” Featuring Doris Day in… Tea For Two (1950)

Now that we’re here in the month of January 2021, with Doris Day as my featured Star Of The Month, I need to get one of my own entries in, and I can’t think of a more fun film to start off with than her 1950 musical Tea For Two, which also stars Gordon MacRae! But first, we have a few shorts to get through, and then we’ll dig into our movie!

Coming Up Shorts! with… She-Sick Sailors (1944)

(available on Blu-ray and DVD as part of Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volume 1 from Warner Archive Collection)

Disclaimer: On the disc case, it is noted that the set is intended for the adult collector, which is because these shorts were made at a time when a lot of racist and sexist stereotypes were prevalent. All I’m trying to say is, parents, be careful about just sticking these on for your kids.

(Length: 6 minutes, 37 seconds)

Bluto disguises himself as Superman to win Olive’s affections, but Popeye tries to prove he is still just as good. While it’s another “Popeye Vs. Bluto” cartoon, this one throws in the fun of Bluto trying to appear as Superman, before Popeye becomes a Superman upon eating his spinach. Admittedly, it does feel weird seeing Bluto without his trademark beard (as evidenced by the different coloring for that area of his face). Still, it’s a fun cartoon, and I enjoy seeing it every now and then!

Coming Up Shorts! with… So You Want To Hold Your Husband (1950)

(available as an extra on the Tea For Two DVD from Warner Archive Collection)

(Length: 10 minutes, 51 seconds)

After ten years of marriage and being ignored by her husband Joe, Alice McDoakes seeks out the advice of a marriage counselor to regain his affections. A bit of fun with this marriage comedy. The attempts to liven up the marriage using the marriage counselor’s advice are at least somewhat amusing, if not maybe a little old-fashioned at this point. I do admit, the closing gag was one of the better moments. It’s an interesting short, although it’s debatable whether I would come back to this one.

Coming Up Shorts! with… Tee For Two (1945)

(available as an extra on the Tea For Two DVD from Warner Archive Collection)

(Length: 7 minutes, 3 seconds)

Tom the cat is playing a round of golf, while Jerry the mouse messes things up for him. This short was a fun revisit, as I’ve seen it a number of times over the years. Obviously, we have Tom and Jerry going against each other, with Tom winning sometimes, and Jerry also winning. The gags may not be original, but they’re worth a few good laughs, and I certainly enjoyed seeing this one yet again!

And Now For The Main Feature…

(Host): Tea For Two was Doris Day’s fifth film, but it was her first time being given top billing in any of her movies. In some respects, the movie was a return to her roots. She had started out idolizing Ginger Rogers, and wanted to be a dancer. Before she made it to Hollywood, she was in a car crash that resulted in her right leg being shattered, thus ending her hopes of a dancing career. As she recovered, she took up singing, which, as we well know, became her big talent. But, for Tea For Two, which was loosely based on the 1924 Broadway show No, No, Nanette, she worked with Gene Nelson and his wife to get back in shape and look good on screen as a dancer. It was hard work, but it paid off, according to reviews at the time (and I definitely agree!) But, let’s get into the movie itself, so here’s our regular narrator! Take it away!

(Narrator): We start our story in modern times (well, “modern” for the time this movie was made, anyway). We find a group of kids all having a fun dance party. Then the kids hosting the party, Lynne (Mary Eleanor Donahue) and Richard (Johnny McGovern), come in wearing some of their parents’ clothes from the twenties, causing everyone to break into laughter. Then J. Maxwell Bloomhaus, or “Uncle Max” (S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall), comes in and tells them off for making fun of something they don’t have personal experience with. He proceeds to pull out something he has been hanging onto for a long time: a ticker tape, which is a reminder to him of how bad things once looked, and yet things did get better.

(Host): Flashback!

(Activates time machine, which starts up, but then sputters out)

(Narrator): Give it a kick, see if that works.

(Host kicks the time machine, and it starts back up)

(Host): Okay, here we go, back to 1929!

(Supply your own time travel effects)

(Narrator): As we arrive, the stock market has crashed, and Max is reading the ticker tape as it comes in. His lawyer friend William Early (Bill Goodwin) is looking on as Max gets flustered reading it, and William reminds him that he had told him to invest in government bonds. Now, Max has lost all of the money he had invested for his niece, Nanette Carter (Doris Day), and finds himself with the unenviable position of telling her the news. Meanwhile, Nanette has got a singing and dancing lesson going on with singer and songwriter Jimmy Smith (Gordon MacRae) and his dancer buddy Tommy Trainor (Gene Nelson). They are interrupted by Nanette’s ex, Larry Blair (Billy De Wolfe), who has come in the hopes that she will help back a show he is trying to put on. Of course, she’s no fool, and turns him down. However, he persists, and drags in a reluctant Jimmy and Tommy to help convince her, by telling her a sob story about Jimmy’s troubles with his family. Hearing one of Jimmy’s songs, “Tea For Two” (which Larry hates, by the way), Nanette decides to invest in the show.

(Host): Hmm. In a movie called Tea For Two, the titular song is enough to make somebody decide to invest in a show? I’d say it sounds fishy, but with a catchy tune like that, I can’t say as I blame them, as it’s a song that gets stuck in my head every time I watch this wonderful film! (Muttering to self) Now where are my tap shoes? That song is stuck in there again, and I’ve got some dancing to do! (Heads off-stage)

(Narrator): Well, while he’s seeking out his tap shoes, we’ll get back to the story. As I was saying, she decided to invest in the show, providing she be given the female lead role. Of course, Larry has already given that role to his current girlfriend, Beatrice Darcy (Patrice Wymore), but he is willing to go along with the idea (at least, until he gets the check). In order to invest in the show, Nanette needs to get the money from her uncle Max. When he comes home that night, she tries to butter him up, but he is still thinking hard about what William Early had told him earlier. In doing so, he accidentally makes a bet with Nanette that, if she doesn’t say yes to anything for two days. she would win the $25,000 needed to back the show. Caught with his foot in his mouth, Max is stuck with the bet, and enlists the help of Nanette’s friend and secretary Pauline Hastings (Eve Arden) to help keep her honest. When the two of them go to the theatre to talk with Larry, some of his creditors are there, waiting for word of her check. When they ask her questions about her backing the show, she is forced to say no, and the creditors refuse to allow Larry and his company to use the theatre, Instead, Nanette offers her home as a place they can rehearse for a few days. When Uncle Max comes home with William to make the bet more official (even though they both know he doesn’t have the money to cover the ridiculous bet), they find the house completely occupied by all the actors and actresses (and wow, was that a HUGE crew). Max tries (and fails) to get her to say “yes” through various means, but she continues to say “no” to everything (even when it hurts to do so). Of course, there is some trouble brewing when Beatrice comes storming into the place (since Larry “forgot” to tell her about the change in casting or where they were going to be rehearsing for the weekend).

(Sound of taps slowly getting louder from offstage)

(Narrator): Uh-oh. He’s coming back! Guess I better finish up quickly (we’re close enough, anyway)! The question at this point remains, will Uncle Max’s meddling mess things up, not only for Nanette, but for everybody in the show, too? Or will they find that “the fundamental business of the country is on a sound and prosperous basis” as President Herbert Hoover once said?

(Host): (bursting out onstage wearing tap shoes) I’m back! Let’s get this party starte – oh. You already finished telling the story. You could have waited for me to provide musical accompaniment, you know. Oh, well. Moving on. In all seriousness, this is a movie I have been enjoying for quite some time. Doris Day, as has so far been the case for me with all her musicals, is absolutely wonderful here. It’s fun watching her do a fair amount of dancing, and quite capably. Gene Nelson gets to show off his more acrobatic abilities here in a number of dance routines (just like in The Daughter Of Rosie O’Grady), which makes it equally entertaining. And while the music may vary, with different composers represented (which I assume did not all write music for the original No, No, Nanette play), it all still works well together. I will grant you that the songs really don’t advance the plot or give us character development, but I’m used to that (and sometimes prefer it), so it’s fun getting the music stuck in my head (like the aforementioned “Tea For Two)! And the comedy is well-represented here, in between S. Z. Sakall, who practically steals the film, or Billy De Wolfe as one of his more annoying characters (you know, the type you like to see get their comeuppance, like he does), or Eve Arden, whose quips are also amusing. It’s an all-round fun movie, and one I enjoy seeing every now and then! So I can definitely tell you that I would recommend this wonderful movie!

This movie is available on DVD from Warner Archive Collection.

(Host): (starts tap dancing and singing offkey) Picture you upon my knee, just tea for two and two for tea (trapdoor opens up underneath, host falls through) Not agaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnn!

(Narrator): (Steps away from trapdoor lever) Sorry folks, I had to do it. If he had only stuck to dancing, that would have been alright. But nobody wants to listen to that offkey singing!

Film Length: 1 hour, 38 minutes

My Rating: 10/10

List Of Actor/Actress Filmographies/Collections

Young Man With A Horn (1950)Doris DayLullaby Of Broadway (1951)

The Daughter Of Rosie O’Grady (1950) – Gordon MacRae – On Moonlight Bay (1951)

The Daughter Of Rosie O’Grady (1950) – Gene Nelson – Lullaby Of Broadway (1951)

My Dream Is Yours (1949) – Eve Arden

Blue Skies (1946) – Billy De Wolfe

The Daughter Of Rosie O’Grady (1950) – S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall – Lullaby Of Broadway (1951)

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TFTMM Presents “Star Of The Month (January 2021)” Featuring Doris Day

Hey everybody, I’m here to wish you all a Happy New Year! And with the new year, I am starting off with my celebrations of various stars and genres for every month. And, as I’ve announced previously, my star for the month of January 2021 is singer and actress Doris Day!

Table Of Contents

Quick Film Career Bio

Birth: April 3, 1922

Death: May 13, 2019

The Hollywood discovery of actress and singer Doris Day (born Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff) seems like one of those old types of tales you would hear about people getting into the movies. As a singer who had worked with various orchestras, she wanted to get into the movies, but her efforts weren’t really getting her anywhere. Then, one fateful night when she was singing at a party, she was heard by songwriters Jule Styne and Sammy Cahn, who brought her to the attention of director Michael Curtiz. After her audition, he decided to cast her in the film Romance On The High Seas (1948), and the rest was history! She started out under contract to Warner Brothers studios, where she quickly rose through the ranks, becoming the top-billed star in her fifth film, Tea For Two (1950). She worked consistently at Warners in the early part of her career, doing a number of period musicals, plus a few other non-period musicals (and at least one drama). When her contract with Warners came up for renewal in 1954, she decided not to renew it.

Moving on from Warner, she did a more dramatic turn in MGM’s Love Me Or Leave Me (1955), which gave her room to do more than just musicals, with a role in the Alfred Hitchcock film The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) coming shortly after. She did a mixture of dramas, musicals and comedies before hitting paydirt on the classic film Pillow Talk in 1959, the first of three films she did with co-star Rock Hudson (and her only Oscar nomination for Best Actress). For a few years after, she was number one at the box office (even a flop like 1962’s Billy Rose’s Jumbo couldn’t pull her off the top), but, eventually, audience tastes changed yet again, and her star started to wane. Her last film would be the 1968 movie With Six You Get Eggroll. After that, her husband Martin Melcher died, and it came out that he had squandered all her money, and also signed her up for a five year stint on a network sitcom (without her knowledge). Since she had no money, she did the sitcom both for the income and to fulfill the contract. After her five years were up, she retired from Hollywood completely, only coming back for a few TV specials and later a TV talk show that lasted one season.

My Own Feelings On Doris Day

My first exposure to actress Doris Day was in her classic musical Calamity Jane (1953) with Howard Keel almost two decades ago. While it took me a little while to like her (as Howard Keel was originally the attraction of that movie for me), I’ve been enjoying seeing any number of her films ever since. At this point, I’ve still only seen a small fraction of her filmography, but so far I prefer her early films at Warner Brothers. I’m still working on trying to see all of her films from that era/studio, but I have enjoyed everything I’ve seen. After Love Me Or Leave Me at MGM, her films are kind of hit or miss for me. I’m not really interested in most of her dramas, and her later comedies aren’t quite as fun for me. But, this blogathon obviously isn’t just about my feelings here, so I look forward to hearing some other opinions!


This is a list of all the films that I personally have reviewed from her filmography so far. Obviously, I will be adding to it throughout the month of January, and it is my plan to add to it as I review more and more of her films even beyond this month’s celebration.

Romance On The High Seas (1948)

My Dream Is Yours (1949)

Young Man With A Horn (1950)

Tea For Two (1950)

Lullaby Of Broadway (1951)

On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Calamity Jane (1953)

Young At Heart (1954)

Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)

The Pajama Game (1957)

Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)

The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

Entries For This Month

Here’s where I’ll be keeping a list of all the entries for the month. Whether or not you’ve signed up previously, I look forward to seeing what you have to say! Oh, and don’t feel like you need to have as many entries as I do. I was already planning this a while ago, and by the time this is posted, I will have most (if not all) of my entries written and scheduled (and not only for this month, but most of the next few as well). Ultimately, I just want everyone to have some fun with this!

Thoughts From The Music(al) Man

Tea For Two (1950)

Young Man With A Horn (1950)

Calamity Jane (1953)

Young At Heart (1954)

Love Me Or Leave Me (1955)

Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)

Upcoming Schedule For 2021:

February – star: Clark Gable

March – star: Gene Kelly

April – nothing

May – star: Cary Grant

June – star: Claudette Colbert

July – star: James Cagney

August – star: Barbara Stanwyck

September – genre: Musicals

October – nothing

November – star: Humphrey Bogart

December (1-24) – genre: Christmas films

December (25-31) – nothing

Roster For The Upcoming 2 Months (Clark Gable and Gene Kelly)

As you saw from the schedule above, I’ve got Clark Gable and Gene Kelly featured for the next two months (February and March). When I first announced my big plans, I was limiting the months to sign up to just January and February. Well, now I’m moving the roster for February here, and adding the ability to sign up for March as well. The rules bear repeating, so here goes:

  1. At this point, I am not putting any restrictions on topics related to the various stars, whether it be any of their films, or biographies, lists of favorites, etc.
  2. These celebrations are intended as tributes to these stars (even if they aren’t being done in months with birthdays, although Clark Gable, the winner of the February poll, is at least scheduled for the month of his birthday), so I would ask that any participating posts be respectful of the stars themselves. Obviously, if you don’t care for that specific star, that would probably not be a good month to join in.
  3. I’m requesting that all posts be new material, and not any previously published ones.
  4. As previously indicated, these celebrations of the stars and genres will last a whole month each, so you will have that whole month to work with. I myself will be publishing about four or five posts per month (depending on the number of Sundays and whether there are any recent disc releases that would fit the bill), so you can decide how many you want to do (within reason).
  5. If you are interested in joining, I would certainly suggest you either comment on this post, email me at astairefan7@gmail.com, or, for the Facebook savvy, contact me at my FB page. And feel free to use the banners I have put together (I’m still unsure of how much space I will have to work with over time on pictures, so for now I am doing one each).

Thoughts From The Music(al) Man

  • Clark Gable: No Man Of Her Own (1932), Dancing Lady (1933), Mogambo (1953), The King And Four Queens (1956) and Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
  • Gene Kelly: Singin’ In The Rain (1952), Brigadoon (1954), Invitation To The Dance (1956) and Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

What’s Old Is A New Release Again (2020) with… Romance On The High Seas (1948)

Now we’re back again for the 1948 musical Romance On The High Seas, starring Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore and Doris Day! But before I get into the main review, I have a poll for you (that will run for one week), and I’ll explain right after:

So, for those that don’t know me well enough (or follow my FB page), I’m usually a little ways ahead in my viewing before most of my regular Sunday posts appear. While I haven’t gotten that far yet, I do essentially have my regular Sunday reviews planned out for the remainder of 2020. Watching this first Doris Day film, I decided I would go through the Doris Day filmography (or rather, what I have on disc, which is what I’m usually working with for these reviews). So, for four out of the five Sunday in January 2021, I am planning to feature Doris Day as the “Star Of The Month” (with the fifth Sunday being devoted to a movie featuring a screen team, although it could be one of the Doris Day films, depending on what the results are). Since I plan to follow up with a “Star Of The Month” for February and March (and will be offering polls to choose those stars over the next few weeks), I am asking for what movies you would like me to review (from the provided list). Please take your time to pick the four you would like to see! And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming…

Coming Up Shorts! with… Hare Splitter (1948)

(available as an extra on the Romance On The High Seas Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection)

(Length: 7 minutes, 9 seconds)

While attempting to go on a date with his girlfriend Daisy, Bugs Bunny must contend with his rival for her affections, Casbah.  Fun old Bugs Bunny cartoon I’ve seen many a time over the years.  Bugs dressing in drag was always a bit of fun (and at least one joke still seems to be far more relevant than one would wish it).  Certainly fun to see again, even if it hasn’t been restored (at least for this release, anyways).

Coming Up Shorts! with… Let’s Sing A Song From The Movies (1948)

(available as an extra on the Romance On The High Seas Blu-ray from Warner Archive Collection)

(Length: 10 minutes, 43 seconds)

This short is a collection of songs from various Warner Brothers movies, including song like “Am I Blue?”, sung by Ethel Waters in On With The Show, “By A Waterfall” from Footlight Parade, “Some Sunday Morning” sung by Alexis Smith in San Antonio and “A Gal In Calico” sung by Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson in The Time, The Place And The Girl.  Part of the “Memories From Melody Lane” series, it’s narrated by Art Gilmore.  After each song, the lyrics are shown so that the audience can sing along.  A bit of fun, even it it’s not a restored short.

And Now For The Main Feature…

Marital bliss doesn’t exist for this couple!  From the time they get married (and, quite frankly, even before that), Michael Kent (Don DeFore) and his wife, Elvira (Janis Paige), suspect each other of infidelity. And after two years of Elvira trying to plan a big trip for their anniversary, only for it to fall through because Michael is involved in some “business mergers,” she’s had enough!  While at a travel agency trying to plan a trip to Rio, Elvira quickly meets nightclub singer Georgia Garrett (Doris Day), who is known at the agency for planning trips she never goes on for lack of funds. When Michael has to cancel the trip for the third year in a row, Elvira decides to conspire with her uncle, Lazlo Lazlo (S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall), to send Georgia on the trip alone, posing as Elvira, while Elvira herself stays in town to secretly keep an eye on her husband. What Elvira doesn’t know is that her husband has hired a private detective, Peter Virgil (Jack Carson), to follow “Elvira Kent” on the trip. On the cruise’s first night, Georgia and Peter meet, and start spending a lot of time together. Of course, neither knows the truth about the other, and Peter starts to feel conflicted as he falls for his client’s “wife.” However, he has no “other man” to report. At least, until Georgia’s wanna-be boyfriend, Oscar Ferrar (Oscar Levant), shows up. Then there’s trouble, especially when Peter’s feelings are more conflicted, and he reports the “other man” to Michael, who decides to make the trip. Elvira catches wind of Michael leaving, and tries to get there ahead of him, but he is faster. From then on, it’s one big mess as everyone tries to figure out what’s going on!

Romance On The High Seas was originally planned with the hopes of starring either Judy Garland or Betty Hutton. When both of them proved unavailable, then one of those “it could only happen in Hollywood” star discoveries happened. Doris Day, who had mainly been a band singer up to that point, was getting ready to leave Hollywood after a series of career and personal failures. But, the night before she planned to leave, she sang at a Hollywood party, where lyric writer Sammy Cahn heard her and suggested that she try auditioning for director Michael Curtiz. It took a few attempts, since she broke down in tears partway through her first audition, but she got the role, and the rest, as they say, is history!

Certainly much ado is made of this being actress Doris Day’s first movie, and she really proves to be worth seeing in this movie, even if she is fourth-billed! I will admit, her performance doesn’t seem as good as you might expect from her later movies, but she does well enough that it doesn’t detract from the movie. She gets a few fun songs, particularly the Oscar-winning tune “It’s Magic” which became one of her biggest hits. And, of course, she’s supported by a great cast, including Jack Carson in one of his more likable roles, S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall, who is always fun to see, and (love him or hate him) Oscar Levant, who is, well, Oscar Levant. You won’t find the plot to be that original or great, but the material is good enough. I enjoyed seeing it for the first time (again, Doris Day was the appeal here), and it’s one I would certainly recommend trying out!

This movie is available on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Archive Collection. The new Blu-ray boasts a 4K scan of the original nitrate Technicolor negatives. I’ll tell you, this new restoration is definitely a “WOW!” From the opening credits onward, you’re in for a treat! The color looks so vivid, just as it should for a movie in 3-strip Technicolor. Had this been a movie I had seen before, then, like last year’s 3-strip Technicolor Blu-ray release of Summer Stock, I would be giving this movie a bump up in the rating, it just looks that great! But, whatever the rating for the movie itself, Warner Archive gave it a great transfer, and it is certainly the best way to see this movie!

Film Length: 1 hour, 39 minutes

My Rating: 8/10

List Of Actor/Actress Filmographies/Collections

Thank Your Lucky Stars (1943) – Jack Carson – My Dream Is Yours (1949)

Janis Paige – Silk Stockings (1957)

It Happened On Fifth Avenue (1947) – Don DeFore

Doris DayMy Dream Is Yours (1949)

Oscar Levant – An American In Paris (1951)

Christmas In Connecticut (1945) – S. Z. “Cuddles” Sakall – My Dream Is Yours (1949)

The Sky’s The Limit (1943) – Eric Blore – The Adventures Of Ichabod And Mr. Toad (1949)

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What’s Old Is A New Release Again (2019) with… The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)

All right, everybody, it’s time to get on board The Glass Bottom Boat with Doris Day, Rod Taylor and Arthur Godfrey.

Coming Up Shorts! with… The Dot And The Line (1965)

(available as an extra on The Glass Bottom Boat Blu-ray)

(Length: 10 minutes, 4 seconds)

A straight line is in love with a dot, who only has eyes for a squiggle. Subtitles A Romance In Lower Mathematics, this cartoon is a well-done story, giving life to a simple dot, a straight line, and a squiggle. In some respects, a lesson in trying to improve oneself within your own abilities, and not being lazy about what you can do. Directed by animation legend Chuck Jones and narrated by Robert Morley (who helps breath life into this short by giving it an actual story), this cartoon is a lot of fun, and has been restored for this Blu-ray release!

And Now For The Main Feature…

Doris Day plays the widowed Mrs. Jennifer Nelson, who has just started working in public relations for a company developing technology for space travel. Her boss, Bruce Templeton (Rod Taylor), takes an interest in her after he accidentally snags her mermaid tail swimsuit while he was fishing. He promotes her so that she is working more directly with him while he tries to get his technology ready in short order. Problems arise when the chief of security, Homer Cripps (Paul Lynde) overhears her calling her dog Vladimir on the phone and assumes she is a Russian spy. Bruce doesn’t want to believe it, but when she accidentally overhears a conversation between him and some of his colleagues who do believe she is a spy, she decides to turn the tables on them.

Sound absurd? It should, considering the movie was directed by Frank Tashlin, who had been an animator and director for a number of cartoons, including a few Looney Tunes, so the cartoonish elements of this movie certainly fit right in (including a few futuristic gadgets that seem like they might fit in on The Jetsons). This movie features many stars from the small screen, including Eric Fleming (Rawhide), Dick Martin (Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In), Dom DeLuise (in one of his earliest movie roles) and several from Bewitched, including Paul Lynde, George Tobias and Alice Pearce (the latter two of which essentially seemed to be playing the same type of characters as a married couple that they had on Bewitched). But Doris Day herself is the driving force of this movie, managing to pull off both physical comedy and verbal, and making a lot of moments work well that might not have in lesser hands.  I’ll admit, some jokes and other concepts haven’t aged well, but at one hour, fifty minutes in length, I still think this movie is worth a few good laughs just the same!

This movie has been available on DVD, first through Warner Home Video and then reissued through Warner Archive Collection, but it is the recent Blu-ray release from Warner Archive Collection that is the best version to see! Their new high definition transfer is gorgeous, allowing the colors to pop as they should! While I admit to having no prior experience with this movie before the Blu-ray, I can definitely say that the Warner Archive Collection’s reputation for stellar transfers made it an easy choice to try this movie out (having Doris Day in it didn’t hurt either), and I wasn’t disappointed!

Film Length: 1 hour, 50 minutes

My Rating: 7/10

List Of Actor/Actress Filmographies/Collections

Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)Doris Day

Marjorie Morningstar (1958) – George Tobias