Tea for Two VHS
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Spunky heiress Doris Day cures the blues with Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson and Eve Arden in a sparkling movie version of No, No Nanette. Evergreen songs: "I want to Be Happy," "Do Do Do," the title tune. Year: 1950 Director: David Butler Starring: Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson
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No wonder I hadn't ever seen this film before. It's yet another fifties hashed together musical romance with some sort of act or show as the backdrop. Fast forward to the parts with Dorris Day and admire her very shiny lipstick and beautiful teeth...ignore her ugly hair.
Loosely based on the Broadway play, "No, No Nanette", Doris Day plays a wealthy young heiress who longs to sing and dance in a Broadway show. Sleaze ball producer and former boyfriend, Larry Blair (Billy DeWolfe), tricks Nanette into promising to financially back his show, not knowing that her bumbling Uncle Max (S Z Sakall), lost her fortune during the stock market crash. Unable to explain to his niece what happened, Uncle Max makes a bet with her...She has to answer "no" to every question that's asked of her for 48 hours. Of course, Nanette wants to be in the show, so she sacrifices even her affection for composer Jimmy Smith (Gordon MacRae) to win the money for the show, not knowing that there is no money to win. Comedy ensues when we see Uncle Max trying his best to get Nanette to lose the bet, and also when we see Larry getting confronted by his tough as nails girlfriend and veteran hoofer, Beatrice Darcy (Patrice Wymore), who is pretty upset that she has lost her part in the show to newcomer, Nanette.
The film is set in 1929, but Warner Bros made no effort to dress the cast for the time period. The songs are fantastic, and Day with her lovely, sunny voice, sings them so beautifully. Gordon MacRae was a gifted vocalist in his own right, and harmonizes very well with Day. Gene Nelson was a very gifted dancer, and this film really lets him tear it up. To me, he is a cross between Gene Kelly and Russ Tamblyn. Its a shame that many movie musical fans of today are not familiar with him. Watch especially his daredevil dance on a staircase bannister. Eve Arden was a terrific character actress and comedienne. Her snappy one-liners helped her to steal nearly every scene she was in.
So after a hard day, sit back and enjoy this little treasure. I guarantee you that you will be humming the catchy title tune without even realizing that you are doing it.
Nanette Carter----Doris Day
Jimmy Smith-------Gordon MacRae
Uncle Max---------S.Z Sakall
Larry Blair-------Billy DeWolfe
Tommy Trainor-----Gene Nelson
Pauline Hastings--Eve Arden
Beatrice Darcy----Patrice Wymore
William Early-----Bill Goodman
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