My Dream Is Yours (1949)

99 mins | Musical | 16 April 1949

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HISTORY

"Freddie Get Ready" was performed in a dream sequence in which Doris Day and Jack Carson were dressed in bunny costumes and interacted with animated characters from Warner Bros. cartoons. Rudy Friml, who appears in the film as an orchestra leader, was a world-famous composer. A radio version of this movie starring Jack Carson was broadcast on Lux Radio Theatre on 26 Dec 1949. This film is a loose remake of the 1934 Warner Bros. film Twenty Million Sweethearts, which starred Dick Powell and Pat O'Brien and was directed by Ray Enright (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.4796). In a 1995 BBC television documentary, director Martin Scorsese discussed My Dream Is Yours at length and noted that its central story of a relationship that breaks up because of two competitive show business careers greatly influenced his 1977 film New York, New York. ...

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"Freddie Get Ready" was performed in a dream sequence in which Doris Day and Jack Carson were dressed in bunny costumes and interacted with animated characters from Warner Bros. cartoons. Rudy Friml, who appears in the film as an orchestra leader, was a world-famous composer. A radio version of this movie starring Jack Carson was broadcast on Lux Radio Theatre on 26 Dec 1949. This film is a loose remake of the 1934 Warner Bros. film Twenty Million Sweethearts, which starred Dick Powell and Pat O'Brien and was directed by Ray Enright (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40; F3.4796). In a 1995 BBC television documentary, director Martin Scorsese discussed My Dream Is Yours at length and noted that its central story of a relationship that breaks up because of two competitive show business careers greatly influenced his 1977 film New York, New York.

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PERSONAL & COMPANY INDEX CREDITS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
19 Mar 1949
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Daily Variety
15 Mar 1949
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
29 Mar 1948
p. 4
Hollywood Reporter
31 Mar 1948
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
18 Jun 1948
p. 21
Hollywood Reporter
15 Mar 1949
pp. 3-4
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
19 Mar 1949
p. 4537
New York Times
16 Apr 1949
p. 11
Variety
16 Mar 1949
p. 11
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
2d unit and mont dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Wilfred M. Cline
Dir of photog
2d cam
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Supv art dir
FILM EDITOR
Folmar Blangsted
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus dir
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
DANCE
Mus numbers staged by
PRODUCTION MISC
Cartoon seq dir
COLOR PERSONNEL
Technicolor col consultant
Assoc col dir
SOURCES
SONGS
"My Dream is Yours," "Tick, Tick, Tick," "Someone Like You," and "Love Finds a Way," music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Ralph Blane; "Freddie Get Ready," music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Ralph Blane, adapted from "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" by Franz Liszt; "Cuttin' Capers," lyrics by Ralph Blane, updated version of "Canadian Capers," music and lyrics by Gus Chandler, Bert White and Henry Cohen; "I'll String Along With You," music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin; "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby," music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Johnny Mercer; "Nagasaki," music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mort Dixon.
SONGWRITERS/COMPOSERS
+
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 April 1949
Production Date:
29 Mar--mid Jun 1948
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Michael Curtiz Productions, Inc.
19 April 1949
LP2288
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
99
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Popular Los Angeles radio singer Gary Mitchell's refusal to sign another contract with Felix Hofer, the sponsor of the "Enchanted Hour," angers Doug Blake, his agent. Gary offers to take Doug with him to his new program as his secretary, but Doug vows to find a new "Gary Mitchell." Doug's boss, Thomas Hutchins, begs Doug to offer Gary anything he wishes in order to convince him to sign with Hofer, but Doug quits rather than comply. In New York, Doug searches everywhere for a replacement act and is about to give up when he hears Martha Gibson, a turntable operator for a jukebox service. For singing to Doug, rather than playing a record, Martha loses her job, and so misses Doug when he hurries to the station to sign her. After a few more misses, the two finally connect and set off for California, and Martha, a war widow, is forced to leave her young son Freddie behind with her uncle Charlie. In Los Angeles, Martha auditions for Hofer, who does not like her upbeat, jazzy singing, but Gary is attracted to her and invites her to lunch. Doug is still determined to make Martha a success. He persuades Vivian Martin, Hutchins' secretary to share her apartment with Martha and then tries unsuccessfully to find her a job. Finally, Martha gets herself a job at a nightclub, but conditions there are so bad that she quits. Later Doug flies Freddie out to California, imposing yet another roommate on the irritated Vi. When Doug hears Martha singing to Freddie, he realizes that her strength is in ballads, not jazz. To get ...

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Popular Los Angeles radio singer Gary Mitchell's refusal to sign another contract with Felix Hofer, the sponsor of the "Enchanted Hour," angers Doug Blake, his agent. Gary offers to take Doug with him to his new program as his secretary, but Doug vows to find a new "Gary Mitchell." Doug's boss, Thomas Hutchins, begs Doug to offer Gary anything he wishes in order to convince him to sign with Hofer, but Doug quits rather than comply. In New York, Doug searches everywhere for a replacement act and is about to give up when he hears Martha Gibson, a turntable operator for a jukebox service. For singing to Doug, rather than playing a record, Martha loses her job, and so misses Doug when he hurries to the station to sign her. After a few more misses, the two finally connect and set off for California, and Martha, a war widow, is forced to leave her young son Freddie behind with her uncle Charlie. In Los Angeles, Martha auditions for Hofer, who does not like her upbeat, jazzy singing, but Gary is attracted to her and invites her to lunch. Doug is still determined to make Martha a success. He persuades Vivian Martin, Hutchins' secretary to share her apartment with Martha and then tries unsuccessfully to find her a job. Finally, Martha gets herself a job at a nightclub, but conditions there are so bad that she quits. Later Doug flies Freddie out to California, imposing yet another roommate on the irritated Vi. When Doug hears Martha singing to Freddie, he realizes that her strength is in ballads, not jazz. To get the money to audition her again, Doug sells Vi's car and arranges for Martha to sing on the radio. His efforts are wasted, however, when Hofer fails to listen to the performance. Later, Gary invites Martha to a party which is attended by agents and sponsors. Doug sneaks in and arranges for Martha to sing, but Gary picks a fight with him, and again Martha loses the opportunity to perform. One night, a drunken Gary misses his broadcast, and Martha replaces him. This time Hofer loves her singing and fires Gary. Afterward, Martha tries to find Gary, with whom she is in love, but he has disappeared on a binge. One night, after reading a bedtime story to Freddie, Doug proposes to Martha, who turns him down because she is still in love with Gary. After Gary returns, Doug begs Hutchins to take him back as a client, and when Hutchins refuses, arranges for him to sing at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub. He is so nervous that Martha joins him and helps him successfully complete his performance. At the end, however, Martha realizes that while Gary is selfish and egotistical, Doug is generous and loving, and she reveals that she returns Doug's love.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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