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Up In Central Park

Director: William A. Seiter Studio: Universal Year: 1948
Stars: Deanna Durbin, Dick Haymes, Vincent Price Video: A video is generally available.
This is the film version of the 1945 stage musical. Most of the songs were ditched, and a new one was inserted (Oh Say Can You See). I have so far only seen two clips Carousel in the Park was very shortened, but the charming When She Walks in the Room was well performed by Haymes.

Vincent Price had this to say about the film:

As a movie actor, one of my greatest fun challenges was the part of Boss Tweed opposing the divine Deanna Durbin in Up in Central Park.

In my attempt to seduce the charming little Irish immigrant girl, I got her into my study and sang her a little ditty entitled May I Show You My Currier and Ives, a version of ''come up and see my etchings,'' to be sure - and I'm certain just as effective - except in Boss Tweed's case, or rather Vincent Price's, there was the hero, Dick Haymes, to contend with.

It seems that the song Currier and Ives must have been cut from the final print.

Notes on songs: One new song was added for the film: Oh Say Can You See. Currier and Ives and It Doesn't Cost You Anything to Dream were only used instrumentally, in the ice ballet.

Songs (Composer: Sigmund Romberg)

Oh! Say Can You See
Boss Tweed
Carousel In The Park jeannmac, kaye, parkarms
When She Walks In The Room jeannmac
You Can't Get Over The Wall

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