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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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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This biopic of lyricist Gus Kahn is told from the point of view of his widow Grace who was still alive at the time of filming. Kahn himself had died 10 years earlier. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Referenced in Home Improvement: Aisle See You in My Dreams (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile!
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Powell
Played immediately after the armistice announcement
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a good movie
29 July 1999 | by evsoSee all my reviews

"I'll See You in My Dreams" has great songs and terrific acting. Doris Day and Danny Thomas are extremely believable as the characters of songwriter Gus Kahn and his wife Grace. Their story is quite sweet, but not overly sappy as some classic bio - pics tend to be.

Doris Day portrays the character of Grace LeBoy, a rather comandeering woman who works at a music publisher. She falls for Gus Kahn, an aspiring lyricist, who eventually will write "Pretty Baby", "I'll See You in My Dreams", "Tootsie", and other such memorable songs. While showcasing Kahn's classic songs, the film also shows the ups and downs of their marriage. Doris sings many of the songs, but Danny Thomas sings a few himself. Most of the songs are recognizable, so perhaps you will be singing along with the film. This movie had me singing along, crying a little bit, and laughing a lot.

I strongly recommend this film to fans of Doris Day and Danny Thomas. Both deliver marvelous performances. Check it out, and keep an eye out for Mary Wickes as the stern but lovable housekeeper.


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