Love Me or Leave Me (1955) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Charles Vidor and produced by Joe Pasternak.
Academy Awards 1955 --- Ceremony Number 28 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||James Cagney||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Percy Faith, George Stoll||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Nicholas Brodszky; Lyrics by Sammy Cahn||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Daniel Fuchs||Won|
|Best Writing||Daniel Fuchs, Isobel Lennart||Nominated|
Musical Monday: Love Me or Leave Me (1955)on May 20, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: Love Me or Leave Me ? Musica... Read full article
Tempting to shake the blues away: Doris Day in Love Me or Leave Me (Charles Vidor, 1956)By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 3, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
In 1955, Doris Day was already a well-established actress and music entertainer. She was making films since 1948 (Romance on the High Seas) and had quickly conquered our hearts with her enchanting voice, her smile and her sense of fun. In 1955, she also delivered what is considered to be one of the ... Read full article
Love Me or Leave MeBy Amanda Garrett on Apr 3, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm reviewing the musical Love Me or Leave Me (1955), which stars Doris Day as torch singer Ruth Etting. This article is part of The Doris Day Blogathon hosted by Love Letters to Old Hollywood. Love Me or Leave Me (1955) gave "America's Sweetheart" Doris Day the chance to prove her co... Read full article
New on Blu-ray: Love Me or Leave MeBy Amanda Garrett on Oct 14, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films
Today, I'm reviewing Warner Archive's new Blu-ray release of Love Me or Leave Me (1955), starring Doris Day as torch singer Ruth Etting. Here's what you need to know about Love Me or Leave Me (1955), which was just released on Blu-ray by the good folks at Warner Archive. The Director: Charl... Read full article
Warner Archive--Doris Day and James Cagney on Blu-ray in Love Me or Leave Me (1955)By KC on Oct 6, 2016 From Classic Movies
So much of the joy of Love Me or Leave Me is in the luxurious MGM-style polish of the production. There's the beautiful sets, the too gorgeous to be real costumes and the beauty of the luscious color photography. This glossy fictionalization of the rise of chanteuse Ruth Etting and her relationships... Read full article
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Martin Snyder: [to reporters about Ruth] The girl can sing... About that I was never wrong.
Martin Snyder: [to Ruth Etting when she visits him in jail] Tell 'em you seen me in the pokey and I looked great! Tell 'em I like it! Makes me feel like a kid again!
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Jane Russell turned down the opportunity to play Ruth Etting in hopes of landing the role of Lillian Roth in I'll Cry Tomorrow. That role ended up going to Susan Hayward, leaving Russell with neither part.
According to Doris Day, most of the scene of a violent confrontation between James Cagney (Marty Snyder) and her did not appear in the final film because it would not pass the censors. After Etting is a triumph at the Ziegfeld Follies, Snyder comes to her hotel room to see her, and she tells him to get out of her life. As originally filmed, Cagney slammed her against a wall, savagely tore off her dress, and after a tempestuous struggle, he threw her onto a bed and raped her.
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