It's a Great Feeling (1949)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Comedy, Showbiz Comedy  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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It's a Great Feeling is a breezy and funny little tuner that will especially be appreciated by those with a weakness for peeks inside the movie industry, which in this case is very specifically the Warner Brothers lot. Feeling's male stars are Dennis Morgan and Jack Carson, who were teamed up frequently as Warners' answer to the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby duo. The Warners version can't really be said to be on the same level as the genuine article, but they are amusing and have a very definite chemistry. Feeling benefits from the smooth way in which they work together and from its quirky, jokey, not-to-be-taken-seriously premise -- that Carson has such a big ego that no one in Hollywood wants to work with him. The premise is pretty much just a set-up for a loose assemblage of gags and incidents, but they work and provide a very decent amount of laughs. But despite the presence of the male leads, Feeling is really remembered as a Doris Day film, and with good reason: in this, her third film, she's bright and perky and cute as a button, and lets go with that honeyed clarion voice of hers to especially good effect. The Jule Styne-(Sammy Cahn} songs are quite pleasant and tuneful, if not necessarily the best efforts of the team. And the cameos from stars (and directors) of Warners are quite a hoot.