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It's a Great Feeling Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Billy Wilder's future partner I.A.L. Diamond concocted the storyline for this Dennis Morgan/Jack Carson/Doris Day tunefest. Morgan and Carson, Warner Bros.' answer to Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, appear as themselves. Attempting to line up a director for their next picture, the boys find themselves unable to do so due to Carson's gigantic ego. Carson decides to direct their next vehicle himself; the next problem is locating a leading lady who'll be willing to put up with Carson. The boys discover Doris Day, a waitress in the Warner Bros. commissary. Carson and Morgan spend their entire shooting schedule vying over Day's affections; she gets fed up with this, and heads back to her home town in Wisconsin, there to marry her childhood sweetheart Jeffrey Bushdinkel--who is revealed in the final shot to be none other than Errol Flynn! Other guest stars popping in and out of It's a Great Feeling include Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, Sidney Greenstreet, Danny Kaye, Patricia Neal, Eleanor Parker, Ronald Reagan, Edward G. Robinson and Jane Wyman. Also appearing as themselves are such Warner Bros. directors as David Butler (the real director of It's a Great Feeling), Michael Curtiz, King Vidor and Raoul Walsh. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:August 1, 1949

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jule Styne Best Song 1949 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sammy Cahn Best Song 1949 Nominee

Cast

Dennis Morgan
as Himself
Jack Carson
as Himself
Bill Goodwin
as Arthur Trent
Irving Bacon
as Information clerk
Claire Carleton
as Grace
Harlan Warde
as Publicity man
Jacqueline De Wit
as Trent's secretary
Gary Cooper
as Himself
Joan Crawford
as Herself
Dudley Dickerson
as Porter
Eleanor Parker
as Herself
Ronald Reagan
as Himself
Edward G. Robinson
as Himself
Jane Wyman
as Herself
Jean Andren
as Headwaitress
Shirley Ballard
as Beautiful Girl on Bike
Carol Brewster
as Model
David Butler
as Himself
Michael Curtiz
as Himself
Doris Day
as Judy Adams
Tom Dugan
as Wrestling Fan in Bar
Pat Flaherty
as Gate Guard
Errol Flynn
as Jeffrey Bushdinkel, the Groom
Sandra Gould
as Train Passenger in Upper Berth
Sydney Greenstreet
as Himself
Danny Kaye
as Himself
Wendy Lee
as Manicurist
Patricia Neal
as Herself
Nita Talbot
as Model
King Vidor
as Himself
Raoul Walsh
as Himself
Carol Brewster
as Model
Patricia Neal
as Herself
Pat Flaherty
as Gate Guard
Danny Kaye
as Himself
Doris Day
as Judy Adams
Edward G. Robinson
as Himself
Sydney Greenstreet
as Himself
Shirley Ballard
as Beautiful Girl on Bike
Joan Crawford
as Herself
Michael Curtiz
as Himself
Eleanor Parker
as Herself
Dudley Dickerson
as Porter
King Vidor
as Himself
Wendy Lee
as Manicurist
Jean Andren
as Headwaitress
Gary Cooper
as Himself
Nita Talbot
as Model
David Butler
as Himself
Sandra Gould
as Train Passenger in Upper Berth
Tom Dugan
as Wrestling Fan in Bar
Errol Flynn
as Jeffrey Bushdinkel, the Groom
Ronald Reagan
as Himself
Jane Wyman
as Herself

Crew

David Butler
Director
Alex Gottlieb
Producer
Jack Rose
Screenwriter
Melville Shavelson
Screenwriter
I.A.L. Diamond
Screen Story
Ray Heindorf
Composer (Music Score)
Ray Heindorf
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jule Styne
Composer (Music Score)
Irene Morra
Editor
Stanley Fleischer
Art Director
Milo Anderson
Costume Designer
Dolph Thomas
Sound/Sound Designer
William McGann
Special Effects
LeRoy J. Prinz
Choreography
Perc Westmore
Makeup
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