I LOVE MELVIN is a 1953 American
MGM musical and dancing
comedy film directed by
Don Weis starring Donald O\'Connor and Debbie
* 1 Plot
* 2 Cast
* 3 Music
* 4 Reception
* 5 Comic book adaptation
* 6 References
* 7 External links
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 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.
* Donald O\'Connor as Melvin Hoover
Debbie Reynolds as Judy Schneider aka Judy LeRoy
Una Merkel as Mom Schneider
Richard Anderson as Harry Flack
Allyn Joslyn as Frank Schneider
Les Tremayne as Mr. Henneman
Noreen Corcoran as Clarabelle Schneider
Jim Backus as Mergo
Barbara Ruick as Studio Guide
* Robert Taylor as himself (cameo appearance in Judy's dream)
Lyrics by Mack Gordon ">
* ^ 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 .