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Doris Day

It’s Magic (aka Romance on the High Seas)

Doris Day takes a cruise to Rio in her big-screen debut.

Image from It’s Magic (aka Romance on the High Seas)

USA 1948
Dir Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley
With Doris Day, Jack Carson, Janis Paige
99min
35mm
Certificate U

In this musical of mistaken identities, Day takes a cruise to Rio and finds herself falling in love with the private eye sent to follow her. Day was already a singing sensation when she made her big-screen debut, but the transition feels effortless. And look out for the great turn from African-American Broadway star, Avon Long, during a stop-off in Cuba.

Robin Baker

Screening on a 35mm Technicolor dye transfer print from the BFI National Archive.

Doris Day Day joint ticket available with Singalong: Calamity Jane and Love Me or Leave Me, Sat 7 Dec £24, concs £18 (Members pay £3 less).


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