Cinema: New Picture, Jan. 21, 1952

I'll See You in My Dreams (Warner), Hollywood's latest biography of a songwriter, suggests that the inhabitants of Tin Pan Alley, who are sometimes accused of borrowing their songs, also pattern their lives on one another. This time the old, sentimentalized story of humble beginnings, success, defeat and comeback—all neatly studded with song cues—has as its hero the late, prolific lyricist Gus Kahn (1886-1941).

A typical scene shows Kahn (Danny Thomas) gnawing a cigar in a nightclub, distractedly hatching an idea for a lyric to a new tune. His wife (Doris Day) breaks his creative trance to tell him that she...

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