“Romance On The High Seas” (1948) Doris Day and Jack Carson
Romance and Laughter…under a Rio moon!
“Romance On The High Seas” (Warner Brothers 1948) is a musical romantic comedy filmed in Technicolor starring Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, and Doris Day. The movie also stars Oscar Lavent, S. Z. Sakall, and Leslie Brooks. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, for Original Song “It’s Magic (music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Sammy Cohn, sung by Doris Day) , and for Music, Scoring Of A Musical Picture (Ray Heindorf). “Romance On The High Seas” was Doris Day’s first movie and she shines in her role of nightclub singer Georgia Garrett, giving us a hint of the great things to come from her career in show business. She gets to show off with several songs with my favorite being “It’s Magic”.
Socialite Elvira Kent (Janis Paige) suspects her husband is fooling around with other women. When Michael Kent (Dan DeFore) announces he can’t join his wife Elvira on their scheduled ocean voyage, she hires a nightclub singer, Georgia Garrett (Doris Day), to pose as her on the cruise. Elvira stays at a hotel near home so she can spy on her husband. She’s unaware, however, that her husband has hired a detective, Peter Virgil (Jack Carson), to keep an eye on her at sea. Of course, Peter doesn’t realize that Georgia is not Mrs. Kent, which leads to much fun as misunderstandings and humor abound. Filled with great music and good performances by all, Romance On The High Seas is a movie well worth watching.
Doris Day – It’s Magic – Romance on the High Seas (1949)