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on 15 August 2013
Following the successes of the 1947 'Mother Wore Tights' and the 1948, 'When My Baby Smiles at Me', Fox continued with the teaming of Betty Grable and Dan Dailey in 'My Blue Heaven'. This is a more straightforward and undemanding exercise for the leads. The husband and wife Vaudeville act go through the trauma of the adoption process only to find they are expecting one of their own. The plot is predictable but the atmosphere of the time is well-captured and enjoyable. The title song was written by George Whiting and Walter Donaldson and sung by Dailey and Grable. The rest of the score was by Ralph Blane and Harold Arlen. It was notable for introducing movie audiences to Mitzi Gaynor whose best number is 'Live Hard. Work Hard. Love Hard'. Other songs include 'I Love a New Yorker' and 'It's Deductible'.
Filmed in glorious technicolor, this is a fairly typical example of 20th Century Fox's output of the time. A period piece that is both entertaining and relaxing.