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Tea for Two (1950)





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Tea for Two is a Technicolor adaptation of the 1924 Broadway musical No No Nanette, previously filmed under its own title in 1929. Doris Day stars as Nanette, a Roaring '20s Jazz Baby with showbiz aspirations. Nanette offers to put up $25,000 if producer Billy DeWolfe will star her in a Broadway show. The girl's wealthy, and stingy uncle S.Z. Sakall agrees to advance her the money, but only on one condition; for the next 24 hours, Nanette must answer "No" to every question. Gordon MacRae co-stars as Nanette's attorney, who worships her from afar and who finally manages to win her hand with a little wager of his own. The songs, culled from several sources and written by hands ranging from Irving Caesar to George Gershwin, include "Crazy Rhythm," "Do Do Do," "I Want to Be Happy," "I Only Have Eyes for You" and the title number. In 1970, the original No No Nanette was successfully revived for Broadway, with veterans Ruby Keeler and Patsy Kelly in the cast. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Harry Clork, Harry Clark, William Jacobs
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 7, 2009
Warner Home Video


Doris Day
as Nanette Carter
Gordon MacRae
as Jimmy Smith
Gene Nelson
as Tommy Trainor
Billy De Wolfe
as Larry Blair
Patrice Wymore
as Beatrice Darcy
Eve Arden
as Pauline Hastings
S.Z. Sakall
as J. Maxwell Bloomhaus
Bill Goodwin
as William Early
Virginia Gibson
as Mabel Wiley
Harry Harvey
as Crotchety Man
Herschel Daugherty
as Theater Manager
Abe Dinovitch
as Taxi Driver
Arthur Gilmore
as Radio Announcer
John Hedloe
as Chorus Boy
Jack Daley
as Truck Driver
Art Gilmore
as Radio Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Tea for Two

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Overcomes its sloppy set-up to be light, enjoyable entertainment.

Full Review… | April 20, 2009

Tea For Two is saddled with a ridiculous plot that only gets worse as it gets acted out.

Full Review… | August 11, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Tea for Two


Breezy version of No, No, Nanette in beautiful Technicolor. Doris and Gordon always made a good team in their films and this is no exception both are in fine voice. Eve Arden proves again that along with Thelma Ritter she was the best supporting actress the movies ever had. The only small quibble-since the film is set in the 20's why are all the hairstyles and fashions straight out of the 50's?

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Warner Bros. semi-remake of NO, NO NANETTE is a hodgepodge of songs from the hit show, plus other old tunes; everything is pleasant and uninspiring.

It's light and enjoyable, such as most Doris Day films. The title song is the brightest spot of this movie. This is the kind of movie you watch with the family, or if you're bored and need something to cheer you up. A nice little gem.

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