Elvira cancels her cruise when she suspects that her husband is cheating on her. Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), this musical marks the feature debut of Doris Day, and its best part are the songs, including the Oscar-nominated tune, It’s Magic.
Romance On The High Seas is a lighthearted comedy with plenty of opportunity to listen to Doris Day sing.
Although Mike (Don DeFore) and Elvira Kent (Janis Paige) are in love, each suspects the other of unfaithfulness. Elvira plans an anniversary cruise to Rio, but, when Mike cancels at the last minute and encourages her to go alone, Elvira is convinced he’s seeing someone else. She asks singer Georgia Garrett (Doris Day) to go on the cruise in her place, unaware that Mike has hired a detective, Peter Virgil (Jack Carson), to take the cruise to spy on “Elvira.”
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk