When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948) - Rotten Tomatoes

When My Baby Smiles at Me (1948)





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Betty Grable and Dan Dailey play a couple of small-time vaudevillians, at least until Dailey gets a big Broadway break. Success swells his head to cataclysmic dimensions; he becomes an alcoholic, loses his stardom and winds up in the drunk ward. Grable divorces Dailey to marry rancher Richard Arlen, but Dailey's old pal Jack Oakie tries to rehabilitate the fallen star. Oakie's mission seems hopeless until Grable rejoins the act, and everything is patched up...at least professionally. If the plot of When My Baby Smiles at Me seems familiar, perhaps you've seen the previous two versions of the George Manker Watters/Arthur Hopkins play Burlesque: The Dance of Life (1929) and Swing High, Swing Low.


Dan Dailey
as "Skid" Johnson
June Havoc
as Gussie
Vanita Wade
as Bubbles
Kenny Williams
as Specialty Dancer
Jean Wallace
as Sylvia Marco
Pati Behrs
as Woman in Box
Sam Bernard
as Process Server
Mauritz Hugo
as Stage Manager
Les Clark
as Trouper
Lee MacGregor
as Call Boy
Robert Karnes
as Attendant
George Medford
as Conductor
Annie Jones
as Specialty Dancer
Harry Carter
as Man in Box
Tiny Timbrell
as Musician
Ted Jordan
as Sailor
Bee Stephens
as Chorus Girl
Dorothy Babb
as Specialty Dancer
Joanne Dale
as Specialty Dancer
Lu Anne Jones
as Specialty Dancer
Noel Neill
as Specialty Dancer
Tim Graham
as Painter
Dave Morris
as Painter
Edward Clark
as Box-Office Man
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All Critics (1) | Top Critics (1)

Best features: Good backstage stuff and fine dances by the stars.

June 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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