Love Me or Leave Me (26-May-1955)|
Director: Charles Vidor
Writers: Daniel Fuchs; Isobel Lennart
Producer: Joe Pasternak
Keywords: Drama, Biography, Jazz
Jazz singer Ruth Etting's career is faltering; despite her love with pianist Myrl Alderman she marries a brute that can help her get ahead, Chicago gangster Marty "The Gimp" Snyder. This despite his rape of Etting, most of the scene cut to pass the censor. Features Doris Day in atypical form and at her dramatic best. Received Oscar for Best Story, and nominations for 5 others including Best Actor, Best Score, and Best Screenplay.
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Review by Allen (posted on 27-May-2008)
You should see this film.
It shows a dramatic side of Jimmy Cagney and especially Doris Day that you don't see in any of their films. Her songs are just beautiful--including the old '20s standards and the ones written in the '50s. I loved the new song "I'll Never Stop Loving You" and Doris' rendition of torch singer Ruth Etting's hit "Mean to Me".
It is just a well-crafted and well-acted film that does not get the recognition it deserves. Go ahead and check it out on a rainy day.
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