The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
|The Affairs of Dobie Gillis|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Don Weis|
|Produced by||Arthur M. Loew, Jr.|
|Written by||Screenplay: Max Shulman
Story: Max Shulman
|Music by||Musical Direction/Supervision
|Cinematography||William C. Mellor|
|Edited by||Conrad A. Nervig|
|Release dates||United States:
14 August 1953
25 December 1953
29 July 1955
4 December 1960
|Running time||72 min|
The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (aka Casanova Junior) is a 1953 comedy musical film. The film is based on the same writings by Max Shulman as the subsequent television series, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Bobby Van played Gillis in this musical version, co-starring with Debbie Reynolds and Bob Fosse.
- Bobby Van as Dobie Gillis
- Debbie Reynolds as Pansy Hammer
- Bob Fosse as Charlie Trask
- Barbara Ruick as Lorna
- Lurene Tuttle as Mrs. Hammer
- Hans Conried as Prof. Pomfritt
- "You Can't Do Wrong Doin' Right"
Written by Al Rinker and Floyd Huddleston
Performed by Barbara Ruick, Bob Fosse, Debbie Reynolds and Bobby Van
- "I'm Thru with Love"
Music by Matty Malneck and Fud Livingston
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Bobby Van
- "All I Do Is Dream of You"
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Performed by Debbie Reynolds and Bobby Van
Played during the opening credits and often throughout the picture
Traditional Irish folk song, with lyrics by Thomas Moore
Performed by Debbie Reynolds and Barbara Ruick
- "Red River Valley"
Played by the band during the square dance
According to MGM records the film earned $423,000 in the US and Canada and $154,000 elsewhere, resulting in a loss of $131,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- The Affairs of Dobie Gillis at the Internet Movie Database
- The Affairs of Dobie Gillis at FANDANGO
- The Affairs of Dobie Gillis at Answers.com
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