Doris Day in the Movies 4

June 30, 2020#1976

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By 1954 Doris Day had risen to the rank of superstar. She made two movies that year — “Lucky Me” and “Young at Heart.” the following year, in “Love Me or Leave Me,” she starred as Ruth Etting in the fictionalized screen biography of this singing sensation of the 1920s.


(Doris Day vocals except where noted)

I wanna sing like an angel

I speak to the stars

High hopes — Day, Nancy Walker, Phil Silvers and Eddie Foy, Jr.

The superstition song

Men — Phil Silvers/Doris Day

Blue bells of Broadway

Hold me in your arms

Ready, willing and able

There’s a rising moon for every falling star

You, my love — Frank Sinatra/Doris Day

It all depends on you

Shaking the blues away

Ten cents a dance — Ruth Etting

Ten cents a dance

I’ll never stop loving you

Never look back

You made me love you

Everybody loves my baby

My blue heaven

Love me or leave me

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