Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Musical, Romance

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A showgirl returns to her New York home to visit her alcoholic mother, where she catches the eye of a Broadway producer.

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  • Doris Day and Gene Nelson in Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
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  • Doris Day in Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
  • Doris Day and Gene Nelson in Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
  • Doris Day and Gene Nelson in Lullaby of Broadway (1951)

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26 June 2011 | Doylenf
| Pleasant toe-tapping musical is an old-fashioned delight...
Overlooking the slight and highly improbable storyline, LULLABY OF Broadway is a minor showcase for Doris Day during her early years at Warner Brothers.

She acts, sings and dances with consummate ease, does some good routines with co-star Gene Nelson, and makes it easy to see why she was such a natural in front of the Technicolor cameras. Songs are sprinkled throughout to overcome the uninspired plot which has her searching for her long lost mother (Gladys George), unaware that her mother is on the skids singing in cheap bars for a living.

A reunion of mother and daughter sponsored by friend Billy DeWolfe paves the way toward a happy show biz ending, highlighted by Day and Nelson doing a nifty tap-dancing routine up and down a staircase with dozens of extras while rendering the title tune in bright fashion.

Nelson's zesty rendering of "Zing Went The Strings of My Heart" shows off his ability to sing and dance with the best of them. Too bad his career at Warners never reached full potential.

S.Z. Sakall and Florence Bates are on hand for comedy relief, making this a pleasant diversion for Doris Day fans who relish her kind of sunny disposition in musicals.

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