Wednesday, July 9, 2014

April in Paris-1952

Another random spin of the wheel brings us another Doris Day vehicle. Just a few years beyond her debut in pictures, DoDo clearly highlights this ad with her male co-star not even being all there! Was Ray Bolger really still a viable screen name in '52? Well, yes. After WHERE'S CHARLEY in 1948, he earned a few more years of big screen fame before settling into television and becoming a legend. He was 18 years older than his co-star here but that happened a lot on movies. The song of the same name had been a standard since 1932 and thus the title alone was a guarantee of box office. Doris's smile cinched it. What's not to like. Sure. Let's go.

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