It's a Great Feeling (1949) - Rotten Tomatoes

It's a Great Feeling (1949)

It's a Great Feeling (1949)

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Billy Wilder's future partner I.A.L. Diamond concocted the storyline for this Dennis Morgan/Jack Carson/Doris Day tunefest. Morgan and Carson, Warner Bros.' answer to Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, appear as themselves. Attempting to line up a director for their next picture, the boys find themselves unable to do so due to Carson's gigantic ego. Carson decides to direct their next vehicle himself; the next problem is locating a leading lady who'll be willing to put up with Carson. The boys discover Doris Day, a waitress in the Warner Bros. commissary. Carson and Morgan spend their entire shooting schedule vying over Day's affections; she gets fed up with this, and heads back to her home town in Wisconsin, there to marry her childhood sweetheart Jeffrey Bushdinkel--who is revealed in the final shot to be none other than Errol Flynn! Other guest stars popping in and out of It's a Great Feeling include Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Sidney Greenstreet, Danny Kaye, Patricia Neal, Eleanor Parker, Ronald Reagan, Edward G. Robinson and Jane Wyman. Also appearing as themselves are such Warner Bros. directors as David Butler (the real director of It's a Great Feeling), Michael Curtiz, King Vidor and Raoul Walsh.

Cast

Jack Carson
as Himself
Doris Day
as Judy Adams
Bill Goodwin
as Arthur Trent
Gary Cooper
as Himself
Irving Bacon
as Information clerk
Harlan Warde
as Publicity man
Jacqueline de Wit
as Trent's secretary
Wilfred Lucas
as Mr. Adams
Pat Flaherty
as Gate Guard
Wendy Lee
as Manicurist
Sue Casey
as Model
Louis Austin
as Saleslady
Joan Vohs
as Model
Lois Austin
as Saleslady
Tom Dugan
as Wrestling Fan in Bar
James Holden
as Soda Jerk
Jean Andren
as Headwaitress
Sandra Gould
as Train Passenger in Upper Berth
Shirley Ballard
as Beautiful Girl on Bike
Errol Flynn
as Jeffrey Bushfinkle
Danny Kaye
as Himself
Jane Wyman
as Herself
David Butler
as Himself
King Vidor
as Himself
Raoul Walsh
as Himself
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Critic Reviews for It's a Great Feeling

All Critics (2)

Never delivers a great feeling--settling instead for a pleasant one.

Full Review… | December 7, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Well, it's just a good feeling, really, but that's close enough.

Full Review… | April 20, 2009
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Audience Reviews for It's a Great Feeling

This movie is hysterically funny! Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan play themselves, making jabs at each other throughout. Doris Day is a delight. Great songs, fine production and lots of inside jokes. The guest cameo stars are impressive. The scene with Joan Crawford is particularly memorable. It is just great to see Hollywood stars make fun of themselves and the industry. Excellent writing, I enjoyed this tremendously.

James Higgins
James Higgins

83/100. This movie is hysterically funny! Jack Carson and Dennis Morgan play themselves, making jabs at each other throughout. Doris Day is a delight. Great songs, fine production and lots of inside jokes. The guest cameo stars are impressive. The scene with Joan Crawford is particularly memorable. It is just great to see Hollywood stars make fun of themselves and the industry. Excellent writing, I enjoyed this tremendously.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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