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Written and directed by Irving Brecher, best known for his weekly TV series Irving Brecher and Irving Brecher, Somebody Loves Me is the highly fictionalized life story of vaudeville and Broadway star Blossom Seeley (Betty Hutton) and her husband-partner Benny Fields (Ralph Meeker). Unflatteringly, the film depicts Fields as something of an opportunist, who maneuvers Blossom into marriage for the benefit of his own career. Eventually he does penance for his callousness, particularly in a scene wherein Fields is reduced to playing straight for a pair of crummy Burlesque comedians. Meanwhile, Blossom also goes into an eclipse as a "single." The tearful finale is, like the rest of the film, a bit at odds with the truth, but effective nonetheless. Betty Hutton does pretty well as Seeley, even though she looks and sounds nothing like genuine article; Meeker seems uncomfortable, except when lip-synching to the prerecorded voice of Pat Morgan as Benny Fields. Jack Benny makes an amusing cameo appearance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Betty Hutton
as Blossom Seeley
Ralph Meeker
as Benny Fields
Robert Keith
as Sam Doyle
Adele Jergens
as Nola Beach
Billie Bird
as Essie
Sid Tomack
as Lake
Henry Slate
as Forrest
Jack Benny
as Himself
Kenneth MacDonald
Charles Quirk
as Men in Audience
Nick Adams
as Western Union boy
Bea Allen
as Specialty dancer
George Chandler
as Stage hand
Lester Dorr
as Waiter
Jimmie Dundee
as Dealer
Howard Joslin
as Dealer
Sydney Mason
as Mike Fritzol
Charles O'Curran
as French soldier
Milton Parsons
as Doctor
Ludwig Stossel
as Mr. Grauman
Herb Vigran
as Booker
Franklin Farnum
as Waiter
Lester Dorr
as Waiter
Ludwig Stossel
as Mr. Grauman
George Chandler
as Stage hand
Bea Allen
as Specialty dancer
Charles Quirk
as Men in Audience
Jimmie Dundee
as Dealer
Sydney Mason
as Mike Fritzol
Herb Vigran
as Booker
Jack Benny
as Himself
Charles O'Curran
as French soldier
Howard Joslin
as Dealer
Nick Adams
as Western Union boy
Milton Parsons
as Doctor

Crew

Irving Brecher
Director
George Seaton
Producer
William Perlberg
Producer
Irving Brecher
Screenwriter
George Barnes
Cinematographer
Emil Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Earl Hedrick
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Ross Dowd
Set Designer
Charles O'Curran
Choreography
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