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November 15, 2016
"Brother-in-Lawford" (Peter Lawford), Jimmy Durante and Frank Sinatra in an agreeable time filler.
November 27, 2015
Pleasant Frank Sinatra/MGM musical has a simple plot but some wonderful Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn songs including "Time After Time," "I Believe" and "It's the Same Old Dream."
½ December 11, 2013
Typical MGM musical fare, highlighted by greats Jimmy Durante and Frank Sinatra.
February 1, 2012
The story is solid, the musical numbers are grand, and Jimmy Durante and Frank Sinatra are amazing together. It's not the most masterful of musicals, but it's great great fun, and any fan of Frankie will enjoy it.
½ September 6, 2011
This movie so so utterly charming. <3
Super Reviewer
December 15, 2010
Minor MGM musical with the usual lightweight framework providing the stars a chance to break out in song. If you enjoy that type of movie than this will be a pleasant diversion especially since it introduced the beautiful ballad *Time After Time" which is performed in various versions several times throughout the film. Sinatra and Grayson are in fine voice and Durante his usual wisecracking somewhat befuddled self. Unfortunately Gloria Grahame although prominently billed is in and out of the picture after the first five minutes.
August 16, 2009
Despite a paper thin plot, this is a good Sinatra vehicle that features several great songs from Sammy Cahn and Julie Styne (The Brooklyn Bridge/Time After Time/It's The Same Old Dream) and a great supporting cast of Jimmy Durante, Katheryn Grayson and Peter Lawford. Filmed in black-and-white, and featuring a young, but uncredited, Andre Previn on the piano, this was Sinatra's third film for M.G.M. The remarkable thing is how rich Sinatra's voice is. Aged 32 and on the cusp of his great breakthrough at Capitol Records, the voice doesn't seem to fit the scrawny young fellow singing.
½ March 20, 2009
Have seen this several times and like it more each time. Fun and touching movie. Good singing as well
December 18, 2008
Durante is his typical wonderful self. Sinatra convincing. Peter Lawford as Lawford-esque as he always was. The music is fun and, if it weren't interrupted by unneeded musical numbers then it would be fine.
½ September 22, 2008
I'd forgotten I'd seen this and watched it again. It's a pretty forgettable movie -- Sinatra's pretty much the attraction.
July 30, 2008
Pre-Rat Pack Peter Lawford and Frank. Excellent film.
½ July 25, 2008
Funny movie! I loved how he was "best friends" with his old high school janitor! Hahah, too funny. The Janitor was great. Good mix of musical styles too. Good movie!
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