It’s Magic (aka Romance on the High Seas)
Doris Day takes a cruise to Rio in her big-screen debut.
Dir Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley
With Doris Day, Jack Carson, Janis Paige
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.
Screening on a 35mm Technicolor dye transfer print from the BFI National Archive.