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A married song and dance team tries to adopt a child.
Jack and Kitty Moran have a popular radio show in New York and when Kitty learns that she is pregnant, she tells Jack about it while they are broadcasting. Afterward, they are congratulated by the show's scriptwriters, Walter and Janet Pringle, who later host a baby shower for them. However, on their way home from the shower, Kitty and Jack are involved in an auto accident and Kitty loses the baby and has to face the prospect of probably never being able to have another. To try to cheer her, Jack tells Kitty that their sponsor is interested in moving them into the new medium of television. Later, Jack, Kitty and their dog Milton go to visit Walter and Janet on their farm, where they are welcomed by the Pringles' six children. Janet reveals that the two oldest children are adopted, as she and Walter had thought they would be unable to have children, but the other four are their own. Later, when Kitty and Jack decide to adopt, they go to the same agency the Pringles used, the Sarah Wilson Foundation. The Foundation's Miss Irma Gilbert is concerned that the founder's daughter, Mrs. Johnston, may not consider performers to be suitable parents and tells Kitty and Jack that they may have to wait as long as a year while a thorough investigation is made of their background and circumstances. In the meantime, Kitty and Jack make their debut on television, on station PBS, for their sponsor Cosmo Cosmetics. Immediately after their first show, Miss Gilbert and her colleague, Miss Amelia Evers, pay an unexpected visit to the studio to tell them that they may have a baby boy for them but that first they will have to meet Mrs. Johnston. After Kitty and Jack collect the boy, Mrs. Johnston decides that she will return with them to inspect their apartment as the adoption is subject to cancellation during the first year if it is deemed not to the child's advantage. Unfortunately, a noisy, baby-welcoming party is going on in the apartment and Mrs. Johnston refuses to allow the baby to remain there. Kitty and Jack are devastated but continue their successful television show. One day, Walter tells them that he has found a seven- month-old baby girl for them. The pecuniary aspect of the adoption is not pleasant, and the exchange takes place in the back rooms of a tavern in Trenton, New Jersey. There, through a lawyer, they acquire the baby, who, they are told, is not wanted by either parent. One evening, as they are about to leave to do their show, Kitty fires the baby's domineering nurse, Miss Bates. As their maid, Selma, has left early to go to a birthday party, Kitty and Jack realize that they have no one to look after the baby. Kitty decides to stay home and Jack performs with Gloria Adams, a young dancer in the show. They work well together and Gloria soon replaces Kitty, who becomes a full-time mother. However, Gloria begins to pursue Jack and even tells Kitty that she and Jack are in love, although Jack denies any involvement. This conflict is resolved when Kitty decides to return to the show. During one broadcast, Selma makes an emergency phone call to the studio and Kitty and Jack rush home. There Selma announces that the baby has been taken by the lawyer and the child's father. A lawyer advises Kitty and Jack that as the adoption was not done through official channels, they may not be able to regain the baby. At that moment, Mrs. Johnston reenters their lives, saying that she had acted too hastily and now has another baby for them. Simultaneously, Walter and Janet arrive with the news that they have recovered the baby girl and that, this time, an adoption can be legally arranged. Kitty and Jack decide to adopt both children. Later, after performing a number on their program, Kitty passes out and is told by a doctor that she is pregnant.
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|MPAA Ratings:||Premiere Info:||New York opening: 15 Sep 1950|
|Release Date:||1950||Production Date:||
EB * UCLA
35mm safety; 5 reels of 5 (ca. 10000 ft.)
|Color/B&W:||Color (Technicolor)||Distributions Co:||Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.|
|Sound:||Mono||Production Co:||Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.|
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Worthy Musical Drama
This is a lively and colorful musical drama with top performers. The production is certainly worthy of those who appreciate Grable and Dailey. Life itself,...
Ease up on Blue Heaven!
el debbo 2011-05-23
It's beautiful to look at, face it! And Grable
Lousy film, attractive stars
The writing and the musical numbers are horrible here, but Betty Grable, Dan Dailey and a very young Mitzi Gaynor are worth catching. David Wayne is also...