My Dream Is Yours (1949)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Romance, Showbiz Drama  |   Release Date - Apr 16, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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My Dream Is Yours, Doris Day's second film (and her second pairing with Jack Carson), is a pleasant little trifle that's so lightweight it would float right off the screen if Day (with an able assist from Eve Arden) wasn't around to anchor it solidly in place. There's a barebones plot which serves as nothing more than an excuse to keep Day and Carson apart and, of course, to provide Day with the opportunity to show off her pipes. This she does in spades, wrapping her creamy voice around the likes of "With Plenty of Money and You", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby" and the title song. Day's finest musical moment is the lovely, simple rendition of "I'll String Along with You," delivered with touching sincerity to her character's young child. The overall highlight of the film, however, is "Freddy, Get Ready", a song set to the "Hungarian Rhapsody" and featuring Day cavorting with Bugs Bunny and $Tweetie. Not a classic of live action/animation mixes, it's still genial fun. Day is also fine when dealing with the dialogue, bringing credibility to the general silliness and exuding a chemistry with Carson that helps matters greatly. Arden delivers her zingers with her customary skill, and also gets to benefit from some spiffy Milo Anderson costumes (as does Day). The film as a whole benefits from some yummy Technicolor. Day and Carson would team up again later in the year for It's a Great Feeling.