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Lullaby of Broadway

  • Comedy
  • Musical
  • 1951
  • David Butler (1)
  • 88 mins
  • U

Summary

Musical comedy starring Doris Day. A comedy actress arrives in New York to visit her singing star mother unaware of the fact that she is now a drunken cabaret performer.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Despite its promising title and the presence of Doris Day, this tailor-made vehicle is one of Warner Bros's least effective movies: no care or thought has gone into it, and the poster is much more attractive than the film itself. Day deserved, and received, far better material than this. Still, there are points in its favour - the songs, including Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart and Just One of Those Things, though seriously underperformed and staged, are nevertheless memorable, and the amiable and talented Gene Nelson is an effective leading man. Warners veteran Gladys George - The Roaring Twenties - brings all her experience to bear playing Day's wayward mum, and presumably taught Doris a trick or two about acting in the process, but if ever a movie looked undirected, it's this one.

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Credits

Cast

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Melinda HowardDoris Day
Tom FarnhamGene Nelson
Adolph HubbellS Z Sakall
"Lefty" MackBilly De Wolfe
Jessica HowardGladys George
Mrs HubbellFlorence Bates
Gloria DavisAnne Triola
George FerndelHanley Stafford
GusSheldon Jett

Crew

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DirectorDavid Butler (1)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Warner Bros Pictures Ltd
Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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