I Surrender Dear (1948)

Genres - Musical  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Newly arrived at Columbia, quickie producer Sam Katzman tried his hand at a musical with I Surrender Dear. Gloria Jean stars as Patty Nelson, the daughter of "old fashioned" radio disc jockey Russ Nelson (Robert Emmet Keane). When Patty's bandleader boyfriend Al Tyler (David Street) gets her father's radio job, she walks out on him. The lovers are eventually reunited, but not before plenty of misunderstandings and musical numbers. Worth noting is the presence in the cast of three real-life deejays: Jack Eigen (immortalized by Nichols and May's "Jack Ego" routine), Peter Potter (of Juke Box Jury fame), and future Today Show host Dave Garroway.

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band [music group], bandleader, DJ, employment, father, girlfriend, leader, love, orchestra, problems, radio, songwriter, unemployment, surrender