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If you don't know the story, you might consider adding this movie to your "to-watch" list. But here's the short version (I don't need a spoiler tag for a movie that's 50+ years old, right?):
A couple of army buddies, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis (played by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye), hit the road with their song-and-dance act, which eventually leads to them producing their own musical. A pair of singing sisters, Betty and Judy Haynes (played by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen), come across their path. Phil sees a chance to get Bob married off, so he
One of my favourite lines from the movie comes near the beginning (and explains all the scheming and conniving on Phil's part), when Phil tells Bob, "I want you to get married. I want to you to have nine children. And if you only spend five minutes a day with each kid, that's forty-five minutes, and I'd at least have time to go out and get a massage or something!"
My sister, who is better than Wikipedia for information about this movie, tells me that Vera-Ellen was hired for her ability to dance and Rosemary Clooney for her ability to sing, and apparently never the twain shall meet. Hence the reason that Vera-Ellen's voice was dubbed, and Rosemary Clooney didn't do much dancing.
And if you don't live in Austin (or the southern hemisphere), then may your Christmas be white in a totally safe and non-limb-threatening way. Happy Christmas Eve!
I had a couple of fun polls about which of the characters were your favourites, but for some reason the polls went wacky and changed my background & colour scheme. So, here's your question: Who's your favourite, Phil or Bob? Betty or Judy? Someone else?