Saturday, August 20, 2011

Movie Review:: I Love Melvin {1953}

I watched a simply charming movie last night. Its name, I Love Melvin. Starring: Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Both who are favorites of mine. *smiles* It was delightful to see them paired together after appearing together in Singing in the Rain {1952}. I have to say, I think O'Connor & Reynolds are just adorable together {I kinda wish Reynolds was paired with O'Connor in SItR instead of Gene Kelly}.

The movie is about a girl who is trying to make it in the acting world. Who has a protective family, and a rich boyfriend who wants to marry her (but she doesn't truly love him. Her father loves him as he has security {money}). One day in a park she bumps into a boy who is an inspiring photographer for LOOK magazine. Who after they meet he promises to have be on the cover. It is just a whirlwind of events after that. I don't want to give away too much of the story to y'all! ;-)

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Debbie has one adorable wardrobe in this film. In fact, I wished everything she wore could just jump into my closet - hair included. *laughs* But I mean it. Everything is so cute! There wasn't one thing I didn't like that she wore. That is kinda amazing.

One of my very favorite outfits of hers was in the dance scene, Who Taught You to Dance?. Too cute! There was one interesting thing about her skirt. Her petticoat was attached to the skirt. I'm guessing this is not the norm, and they only did it for her to get dressed quicker in the scene.

Here are some of my favorite scenes from the film and we can't forget the movie trailer. ;-)

Movie Trailer.

This is my favorite dance number and song for this week. I've only listened to the song over 400 times this week.

This is my second favorite number and song for this week.

You can buy both the movie and soundtrack on Amazon.

Have you seen this movie? And what is your favorite Donald O'Connor and/or Debbie Reynolds film?


  1. Looks like a fun movie. I'll definitely have to find it somewhere, and watch it. : ) I love all the smiles one gets from these old films.

  2. Oh, this film looks too adorable! I'm looking forward to seeing it now. I've only seen Don and Debbie in Singing in the Rain so far - have to remedy that!

  3. This looks like such a cute movie! I always love Debbie Reynolds...two of my favorites of her movies are (besides Singing in the Rain) "Tammy and the Bachelor" and "April Love." If you haven't seen the Tammy movies yet, I highly recommend them! They're adorable!

  4. oooohh! I'll have to check this out!

  5. I'll definitely have to check this movie out! It sounds darling, plus who could resist Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds? They're two of my favorites:)

  6. Oh,it looks simply smashing!
    I have to see it now. I've only seen them in "Singing in the rain." and I loved it!

  7. My family first saw Donald O'Connor in the "Francis the Talking Mule" movies, and then "Singin' in the Rain." I so glad I'm not the only one who thought O'Connor should have been the lead! I enjoy his dancing and acting better than Gene Kelly's, and his voice isn't to shabby, either! Aw well, that's Hollywood. :-P /RANT

    This movie sounds like fun! *Goes to see if NetFlix has it*

    God bless, and thanks for letting us all know about it,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

  8. I absolutely think that O'Conner and Reynolds definitely go together!! Funny, I always thought the same thing about them in Singing in the Rain! lol! They are both soo funny, they just seem perfect for each other. I am going to look this one up to see if I can find it. :) Looks like a great movie. Thanks for doing the review!

  9. I saw singing in the rain a long time ago,but I haven't seen this movie yet.
    Thanks for the review!

  10. @Vicki No, I've never seen the Tammy movies. I'll have to look them up on TCM.

  11. @TomWildRose Hey, those were the first movies I saw O'Connor in. I just simply love those "Francis the Talking Mule" movies. :)


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