Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.
USA, 1954. Warner Bros.. Story by James O’Hanlon, Screenplay by Irving Elinson, Robert O’Brien, James O’Hanlon. Cinematography by Wilfred M. Cline. Produced by Henry Blanke. Music by Ray Heindorf, Howard Jackson. Production Design by John Beckman. Costume Design by Moss Mabry. Film Editing by Owen Marks.
Painful clunker that’s only as bearable as it is because of the cast. Doris Day, Phil Silvers, Nancy Walker and Eddie Foy Jr. are vaudevillians trapped in Miami without a dime to their name. They end up working at a posh hotel to bring in some dough and, luckily, find themselves in the way of a successful Broadway composer (Robert Cummings) who is looking to produce his own show. Even luckier, Cummings catches Day’s luscious blondness strutting down the street one day and a star is born! There’s a problem, however, since he’s also trying to avoid the romantic advances of a rich Texas baron’s daughter (Martha Hyer) whose happiness influences the possibility of an investment in the show itself. A few nice songs perk things up, but for the most part it’s a dull affair that is very difficult to get through.