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I Love Melvin
I Love Melvin
is a 1953 American Technicolor
musical and dancing comedy film directed by Don Weis starring Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
and Debbie Reynolds.[3]


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Music 4 Reception 5 Comic book adaptation 6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit] Small-time actress Judy Schneider dreams of becoming a Hollywood star even as she struggles along playing a human football in a kitschy Broadway musical. One day in Central Park
Central Park
she bumps into Melvin, the bumbling assistant to a Look magazine photographer. Melvin is smitten with Judy and endures disapproval from her father who wants her to marry Harry Flack, the boring heir to a paper box company. He exaggerates his importance at the magazine in order to impress Judy and her family and promises to get her on the cover, using the photo shoots as an excuse to spend time with her. His charade is exposed when her picture doesn't appear on the cover and she discovers that he is just a lowly assistant. Too ashamed to face her, Melvin abandons his job and disappears into Central Park. While hiding in the Park he sees Judy's picture on the cover of Look and discovers that the editor made her a cover girl so he would see it and come out of hiding. Cast[edit]

Donald O'Connor
Donald O'Connor
as Melvin Hoover Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
as Judy Schneider aka Judy LeRoy Una Merkel
Una Merkel
as Mom Schneider Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson
as Harry Flack Allyn Joslyn
Allyn Joslyn
as Frank Schneider Les Tremayne
Les Tremayne
as Mr. Henneman Noreen Corcoran as Clarabelle Schneider Jim Backus
Jim Backus
as Mergo Barbara Ruick
Barbara Ruick
as Studio Guide Robert Taylor as himself (cameo appearance in Judy's dream)

Music[edit] Lyrics by Mack Gordon & Music by Josef Myrow

"Lady Loves" (Debbie Reynolds) "We Have Never Met as Yet" ( Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
and Donald O'Connor) "Saturday Afternoon Before the Game" (Chorus) "Where Did You Learn to Dance" ( Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
and Donald O'Connor) "I Wanna Wander" (Donald O'Connor) "Life Has Its Funny Ups and Downs" (Noreen Corcoran)

Reception[edit] According to MGM
records the film earned $1,316,000 in the US and Canada and $654,000 overseas, resulting in a loss of $290,000.[1] Comic book adaptation[edit]

Eastern Color Movie Love #20 (April 1953)[4]


^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study . ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954 ^ Crowther, Bosley. "New York Times: I Love Melvin". NY Times. Retrieved August 4, 2008.  ^ "Movie Love #20". Grand Comics Database. 

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