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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, Rovi
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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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
Crauford Kent
as Stevens
John McGovern
as Richard
Harry Harvey
as Crotchety Man
George Baxter
as Backer
Herschel Daugherty
as Theater Manager
Abe Dinovitch
as Taxi Driver
Arthur Gilmore
as Radio Announcer
Robert "Buddy" Shaw
as Piano Mover
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 (2)

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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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.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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.

Willie Jones
Willie Jones

Very entertaining musical comedy, delightfully light and easy to watch. Some good songs, fine production. The costumes and art direction are quite good. Doris Day is sweet as usual. It?s the supporting cast that brings the film together - S.Z. Sakall, Billy de Wolfe and Eve Arden. They are all terrific. Good fun.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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