Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Movie Review: "Romance on the High Seas"

A little intro:

I have always loved Doris Day...ever since I first watched "Calamity Jane". I love her voice and just think she is too cute and adorable! Wish I could sing and act just like her! Anyway, during high school I discovered a fun little song by her from a movie I had never seen. The song was called "Put 'em in a Box, Tie it With a Ribbon". I loved it. It had attitude and although an "anti" romance song (obviously she got broken hearted or something) I loved it! It had awesome lyrics!
Below you will find the lyrics and a video with the song. I still to this day want to sing it for something.

You can take the moon
Gather up the stars
And the robins that sing merrily
Put 'em in a box
Tie it with a ribbon
Throw 'em in the deep blue sea

You can take the flowers
Down in lovers lane
And that sentimental poetry
Put 'em in a box
Tie it with a ribbon
Throw 'em in the deep blue sea

Not for me, all that stuff
The dreams that ruin your sleep
Not for me, had enough
Love is one thing you can keep

You can take the plans
And the wedding bells
And whoever sings "Oh Promise Me"
Put 'em in a box
Tie it with a ribbon
Throw 'em in the deep blue sea
'Cause love and I we don't agree

(Bridge)

Hansoms through the park
Kisses in the dark
All the promises made faithfully
Put 'em in a box
Tie it with a ribbon
Throw 'em in the deep blue sea

And you won't go wrong
If you take a song
Sung by Frankie Boy or Mr. C
Put 'em in a box
Tie it with a ribbon
Throw 'em in the deep blue sea

Not for me, all that stuff
Not for me, had enough

You know what to do
With good old "Tea for Two"
And the girl for you, the boy for me
Put 'em in a box
Tie it with a ribbon
Throw 'em in the deep blue sea
'Cause love and I we don't agree


Now onto the review.

File:Doris Day - Romance on the High Seas.jpg

So finally the other day I spotted that the movie that this song was from was going to play on TMC. Do I DVRed it and it took me about a month to watch it, but while recovering from my surgery I did. So as always here is a brief synopsis from wikipedia:

"Elvira Kent (Janis Paige) and her husband Michael (Don DeFore) suspect each other of cheating. For a wedding anniversary, Elvira books an ocean cruise to Rio de Janeiro. When her husband claims that unexpected business will prevent him from going, Elvira pretends to take the trip alone, sending in her place singer Georgia Garrett (Doris Day), a woman she had met at the travel agency. This will give her the opportunity to find out if Michael is indeed sneaking around behind her back. Meanwhile, Michael hires private detective Peter Virgil (Jack Carson) to check up on her.
As part of his job, Peter becomes acquainted with Georgia (believing her to be Elvira). They gradually fall in love, which makes reporting to Michael very uncomfortable for Peter. By chance, Georgia's boyfriend, Oscar Farrar (Oscar Levant), is also aboard. When Peter spots them together, he thinks he has discovered the identity of Elvira's lover."

And it only gets more dramatic! For a movie that only got 2.5 stars from Dish Network's rating system, I totally thought it deserved more! The songs were fantastic and I thought it was so cute and hilarious! There was some fantastic one liners and moments! I really do recommend this one! It is super enjoyable! Doris Day really cracked me! She has to pretend to be a social elite, but she really is just an average girl so she is just stinking hilarious! She does a fantastic job! Her former boy friend Oscar also his hilarious! I loved almost every line out of the guy's mouth! And then the new man, Peter Virgil was also funny and played the part fantastically! I seriously am not the best movie reviewer, cause all I can ever say is I loved them or something--but it's true!

One more note...I also just read this was her first big part in a movie! Wow! She did great!

A favorite line:
Georgia Garrett: Oscar! Aren't you going to kiss me?
Oscar Farrar: I don't know how. Will you show me?
[she kisses his cheek]
Oscar Farrar: You don't know how either!


2 comments:

  1. I love Doris Day!I haven't seen this one! It looks so cute!I seriously wish I lived during that time! I love the clothes, hair, all of it! Great post! Can you tell I am a blog stalker? Are you scared?? lol

    ReplyDelete

 
01 09 10