My Blue Heaven (1950 film)

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Not to be confused with the unrelated 1990 film.
My Blue Heaven
Directed by Henry Koster
Produced by Sol C. Siegel
Written by Claude Binyon
Lamar Trotti
Based on Stork Don't Bring Babies
by S.K. Lauren
Starring Betty Grable
Dan Dailey
Music by Alfred Newman
Cinematography Arthur E. Arling
Edited by James B. Clark
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 18, 1950 (1950-12-18)
Running time
96 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2,275,000 (US rentals)[1][2]

My Blue Heaven is a 1950 Technicolor musical drama film directed by Henry Koster and starring Betty Grable and Dan Dailey.


Kitty Moran (Betty Grable), a radio star, finds out she is pregnant. After she miscarries, Kitty and her husband Jack (Dan Dailey) move their show to television and become determined to adopt a baby.



My Blue Heaven was the third film that Grable and Dailey made together, the first two being Mother Wore Tights in 1947 and When My Baby Smiles at Me in 1948. They later co-starred in a fourth, Call Me Mister (1951).

My Blue Heaven marked the film debut of musical star Mitzi Gaynor.

Grable was reluctant to make the film. She only agreed to do it if Lamar Trotti rewrote the script and Henry Koster replaced Claude Binyon as director.[3]

Radio adaptation[edit]

My Blue Heaven was presented on Lux Radio Theatre February 25, 1952. The one-hour adaptation featured Grable and Dailey in their roles from the film.[4]


Jane Wyatt and Elinor Donahue later starred in the TV show Father Knows Best 1954-1960


  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1950', Variety, January 3, 1951
  2. ^ Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 223
  3. ^ GRABLE TO APPEAR IN 'BLUE HEAVEN': Star Ends Hold-Out Against the Fox Studios -- Koster Will Direct as She Preferred Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 19 Oct 1949: 37.
  4. ^ Kirby, Walter (February 24, 1952). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 38. Retrieved May 28, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read

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