Painting the Clouds with Sunshine (film)
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine is a Technicolor musical film released in 1951, directed by David Butler and starring Dennis Morgan and Virginia Mayo (whose singing voice was dubbed by Bonnie Lou Williams). The film is a musical adaptation of the 1919 play The Gold Diggers by Avery Hopwood. It is the fourth film adaptation of the play, after The Gold Diggers (1923), Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) and Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933). The film is a jukebox musical, featuring popular songs from the 1910s to 1930s, including two songs from Gold Diggers of Broadway ("Painting the Clouds with Sunshine" and "Tiptoe Through the Tulips") and one song from Gold Diggers of 1933 ("We're in the Money").
|Painting the Clouds with Sunshine|
|Directed by||David Butler|
|Produced by||William Jacobs|
|Written by||Harry Clork|
Avery Hopwood (Play)
|Music by||Howard Jackson (uncredited)|
|Cinematography||Wilfred M. Cline|
|Edited by||Irene Morra|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros. Pictures|
|Box office||$1.8 million (US rentals)|
Three smart Las Vegas theatrical girls decide to look for husbands; – Carol, (Virginia Mayo), who thinks a millionaire would be good, Abby (Lucille Norman), who is in love with baritone Vince Nichols (Dennis Morgan), but is perturbed because he gambles, and June (Virginia Gibson), who has a crush on Ted Lansing, a dancer, (Gene Nelson). Ted, however, is in love with Abby.
- "Painting the Clouds with Sunshine" and "Tiptoe Through the Tulips", music and lyrics by Joe Burke and Al Dubin
- Sung by Dennis Morgan and Lucille Norman
- "Man Is a Necessary Evil" and "The Mambo Man", music by Sonny Burke, lyrics by Jack Elliott
- "Vienna Dreams", music by Rudolf Sieczynski, lyrics by Irving Caesar
- "We're in the Money", music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin
- "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling", music and lyrics by Ernest R. Ball, Chauncey Olcott and George Graff Jr.
- "With a Song in My Heart", music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart
- "The Birth of the Blues", music and lyrics by Ray Henderson, B. G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
- "You're My Everything", music and lyrics by Harry Warren, Mort Dixon and Joe Young
- "Jalousie 'Tango Tzigane'", music and lyrics by Jacob Gade and Vera Bloom
- "I Like the Mountain Music", music and lyrics by Frank Weldon and James Cavanaugh
"Laborious plot, conventional climax – but good dances and leg-art."
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952
- Picturegoer, 19 January 1952, p. 14
- "Music credits for Painting the Clouds with Sunshine". TCM.
- Picturegoer, January 19, 1952
- Painting the Clouds with Sunshine at IMDb
- Painting the Clouds with Sunshine at AllMovie
- Painting the Clouds with Sunshine at the TCM Movie Database