When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)

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Movie Info

Betty Grable and Dan Dailey play a couple of small-time vaudevillians, at least until Dailey gets a big Broadway break. Success swells his head to cataclysmic dimensions; he becomes an alcoholic, loses his stardom and winds up in the drunk ward. Grable divorces Dailey to marry rancher Richard Arlen, but Dailey's old pal Jack Oakie tries to rehabilitate the fallen star. Oakie's mission seems hopeless until Grable rejoins the act, and everything is patched up...at least professionally. If the plot of When My Baby Smiles at Me seems familiar, perhaps you've seen the previous two versions of the George Manker Watters/Arthur Hopkins play Burlesque: The Dance of Life (1929) and Swing High, Swing Low.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Cast

Dan Dailey
as "Skid" Johnson
June Havoc
as Gussie
Jack Oakie
as Bozo
Richard Arlen
as Harvey
Vanita Wade
as Bubbles
Kenny Williams
as Specialty Dancer
Robert Emmett Keane
as Sam Harris
Jean Wallace
as Sylvia Marco
Pati Behrs
as Woman in Box
Jerry Maren
as Midget
Sam Bernard
as Process Server
Mauritz Hugo
as Stage Manager
Les Clark
as Trouper
Harry Seymour
as Trouper
Lee MacGregor
as Call Boy
Robert Karnes
as Attendant
George Medford
as Conductor
Robert Patten
as Sailor
Annie Jones
as Specialty Dancer
Harry Carter
as Man in Box
Tiny Timbrell
as Musician
Ted Jordan
as Sailor
Bee Stephens
as Chorus Girl
Dorothy Babb
as Specialty Dancer
Joanne Dale
as Specialty Dancer
Lu Anne Jones
as Specialty Dancer
Noel Neill
as Specialty Dancer
Lela Bliss
as Woman
Tim Graham
as Painter
Dave Morris
as Painter
Edward Clark
as Box-Office Man
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½

Dan Dailey earned an Oscar nomination in this remake of the stage play "Burlesque;" unfortunately, the film itself is nothing more than a tired rehash of all the Fox backstage musicals that had come before it.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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