Call Me Mister (film)

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Call Me Mister
CallMeMister.jpg
Betty Grable and Dan Dailey on a Call Me Mister lobby card.
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Produced by Fred Kohlmar
Written by Harold Rome
Arnold M. Auerbach
Burt Styler
Based on Call Me Mister
1946 musical 
by Albert E. Lewin
Starring Betty Grable
Dan Dailey
Music by Leigh Harline
Cinematography Arthur E. Arling
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by Twentieth Century-Fox
Release dates
  • January 31, 1951 (1951-01-31)
(New York City)
Running time
96 minutes
Language English
Box office $2,175,000 (US rentals)[1][2]

Call Me Mister is a 1951 Technicolor musical film released by Twentieth Century-Fox. The feature was directed by Lloyd Bacon and re-written from the 1946 Broadway play version by Albert E. Lewin and Burt Styler with music by Harold Rome that featured cast members from the US armed forces.

Call Me Mister was filmed in Technicolor, and starred Betty Grable and Dan Dailey and co-starred Danny Thomas with supporting players Dale Robertson, Benay Venuta, and Richard Boone. Only a couple Harold Rome numbers were kept in the film.[3]

Background[edit]

The film was a film version of the Broadway version of Call Me Mister, but was also changed to be a remake of Betty Grable's 1941 film A Yank in the RAF. It was one of Grable's final "successful" films as her box-office power was beginning to diminish. This was also Grable's final film with Dan Dailey, with whom she co-starred in several of her previous films. Call Me Mister was a "moderate success" at the box-office.

Plot[edit]

After the end of World War II American soldiers in occupied Japan are entertained with a show put on by one of their own Sergeant Shep Dooley (Dan Dailey) and his former wife who is an entertainer Kay Hudson (Betty Grable).

Cast[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Call Me Mister
    • Written by Harold Rome
    • Performed by chorus during credits
    • Reprised by Betty Grable and Dan Dailey
  • Japanese Girl Like 'Merican Boy
  • I'm Gonna Love That Guy Like He's Never Been Loved Before
    • Written by Frances Ash
    • Performed by Betty Grable and male chorus
  • Lament to the Pots and Pans
    • Written by Earl K. Brent
    • Lyrics by Jerry Seelen
    • Performed by Danny Thomas
  • Goin' Home Train
    • Written by Harold Rome
    • Performed by Bobby Short and male chorus
  • I Just Can't Do Enough for You, Baby
    • Written by Sammy Fain
    • Lyrics by Mack Gordon
    • Performed by Betty Grable and Dan Dailey
  • Military Life
    • Written by Harold Rome
    • Revised lyrics by Jerry Seelen
    • Performed by Danny Thomas
  • Love is Back in Business
    • Written by Sammy Fain
    • Lyrics by Mack Gordon
    • Performed by Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Benay Venuta, and Danny Thomas

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