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Wake Up and Dream is a 1946 Technicolor film directed by Lloyd Bacon, written by Elick Moll, and starring June Haver and John Payne. The flm was released by 20th Century Fox and was based on the novel The Enchanted Voyage by Robert Nathan.[2]

Wake Up and Dream
Wake Up and Dream FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byLloyd Bacon
Produced byWalter Morosco
Written byElick Moll (writer)
Robert Nathan (novel)
Music byCyril J. Mockridge
CinematographyHarry Jackson
Edited byRobert Fritch
Distributed byTwentieth Century-Fox
Release date
December 2, 1946
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$900,000[1]


Jeff Cairn enlists in the Navy. He puts younger sister Nella in a cousin's care, but she misses the boarding house where they lived and where old Henry Pecket let her work on his sloop, docked out back.

A waitress, Jeff's sweetheart Jenny, agrees to move into Sara March's boarding house to look after the girl. Sara mistakenly believes Henry is inviting women aboard his boat. Jeff is reported to be missing in action, while the sloop eventually sets out to sea and is caught in a storm.


Actor Role
John Payne Jeff Cairn
June Haver Jenny
Charlotte Greenwood Sara March
Connie Marshall Nella Cairn
John Ireland Howard Williams
Clem Bevans Henry Pecket
Charles Russell Lieutenant Coles
Lee Patrick The Blonde
Charles D. Brown Lieutenant Commander
Irving Bacon Toll Gate Attendant


The film features the song "Give Me the Simple Life" with music by Rube Bloom and lyrics by Harry Ruby.[2]


Nathan called the film "a wretched little thing."[3]


  1. ^ Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century-Fox: A Corporate and Financial History Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 p 221
  2. ^ a b A.W. (January 24, 1947). "Movie Review Wake up and Dream (1946) At the Victoria". The New York Times.
  3. ^ By, E. G. (1947, Oct 19). AN AUTHOR SOUNDS OFF ON SCREEN WRITING. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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