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Romance on the High Seas (1948)




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In this cute film, Elvira Kent cancels her cruise when she suspects that her husband is cheating on her. She gets her friend Georgia to go in her stead. Complications ensue when the husband hires a detective to watch Elvira while on the cruise, because he too suspects cheating.

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Doris Day
as Georgia Garrett
Jack Carson
as Peter Virgil
Janis Paige
as Elvira Kent
S.Z. Sakall
as Uncle Lazlo
Eric Blore
as Doctor
Don DeFore
as Michael Kent
Franklin Pangborn
as Rio Hotel Clerk
Leslie Brooks
as Miss Medwick
William Bakewell
as Travel Agent
John Berkes
as The Drunk
Kenneth Britton
as Bartender
Frank Dae
as Minister
John Holland
as Best Man
Janet Warren
as Organist
John Alvin
as Travel Agent
Douglas Kennedy
as Car Salesman
Mary Field
as Elvira's Maid
Tristram Coffin
as Headwaiter on Ship
Grady Sutton
as Radio Operator
Barbara Bates
as Stewardess
Sandra Gould
as Telephone Operator
Avon Long
as Specialty Player
Sir Lancelot
as Specialty Player
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Critic Reviews for Romance on the High Seas

All Critics (5)

Ditected by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), this musical marks the feature debut of Doris Day, and its best part are the songs, including the Oscar-nominated tune, It's Magic.

Full Review… | August 17, 2011

Romance On The High Seas is a lighthearted comedy with plenty of opportunity to listen to Doris Day sing.

Full Review… | April 19, 2007
Classic Movie Guide

Lightweight but pleasant musical.

Full Review… | October 17, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Goofy and good-humored debut for Doris Day

August 26, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Romance on the High Seas


Not only is it impossible but it can't be done. A bunch of shenanigans takes place on a cruise boat when two jealous couples board and fall in love in some back channel relationships. Things get complicated when a singer sneaks on board under a false identify and hopes to launch her career. How will all these stories play out? "Remember when it's your lips getting kissed it is my reputation that is suffering." Michael Curtiz, director of White Christmas, Mildred Pierce, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawks, Yankee Doodle Dandee, Four Wives, Four Daughters, We're No Angels, Breaking Point, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Kid Galahad, delivers Romance on the High Seas. The storyline for this picture was very interesting primarily due to the wonderfully written characters and sub plots. The musical numbers didn't stand the test of time, but the premise was well done. "If I'm overdressed I might as well over eat." I watched this film Turner Classic Movies (TCM )because I am a huge Michael Curtiz fan off. The cast was also impressive and delivered solid performances. The cast includes Jack Carson, Doris Day, Janis Paige, Oscar Levant, and William Bakewell. I will say this film is above average and definitely worth watching; however, I wouldn't call it one of the better Curtiz films due to the dated musical numbers. "Magic is my love for you." Grade: B-

Kevin Robbins
Kevin Robbins

Surprisingly pleasant musical. Doris Day is delightful. Good songs, enjoyable and clever story. Well produced, some great sets. Nicely photographed.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Ultra colorful late 40"s musical, the technicolor practically jumps off the screen. Doris' first movie and she's a total delight, bursting with energy and charisma. Beautiful Oscar winning song "It's Magic".

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jay nixon

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