Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Three Broadway producers struggling to get backing for their show hope one's sudden inheritance of a half interest in a Parisian fashion house is the answer. They travel to Paris only to learn the salon is in debt and requires their help.
While MGM musicals had traditionally been guaranteed box office bonanzas, Lovely to Look At (1952) was one of several starry, big-budget productions that failed commercially in the early-to-mid 1950s, as a result of audiences lured into staying home by their television sets. The film's failure resulted in a loss of $735,000 ($7M in 2018), according to studio records. Other MGM musicals that would follow suit: Brigadoon (1954), Rose Marie (1954), The Student Prince (1954), Hit the Deck (1955), It's Always Fair Weather (1955), Jupiter's Darling (1955) and Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956).
How do we get the dough to get over there to get the dough?
In one scene Stephanie and Tony ride through the park in a carriage. About once per minute the background jerks and then repeats showing that it is back projected on a loop.