Date with a Dream (1948)

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Synopsis

When an Army concert party is disbanded after the war, they decide to meet up in one years time for a reunion. When they do they discover that all the various members are not doing too well in civilian life. Jean, a singer who is lodging in the same house as two of the ex-concert party members, suggests that the various members get back together to perform. Now joined by Jean, the troupe are managed by their former officer, Terry, finding space for rehearsal at a theatre owned by his uncle. Impresario Syd Marlish is invited to watch them perform, but on the day of his attendance Vic and his band are delayed in a recording studio. To keep Marlish occupied the other acts perform, including manager Terry, who performs a comedy sketch in the guise of a Russian, a lederhosen-garbed German and as a Frenchman. The band arrive in the nick of time, however, and Marlish is impressed enough to award the troupe a contract.

Includes the following musical numbers: 'Here Comes the Show' (Vic Lewis and his Orchestra); 'You Made Me Mad' (Vic Lewis and his Orchestra), 'How About Me for You' (Jean Carson, Bill and Len Lowe), 'Unlucky' (Jean Carson), 'Let Me Dream' (Jean Carson), 'Now Is the Time for Love' (Jean Carson, Bill and Len Lowe), 'Whose Turn Now' (Vic Lewis and his Orchestra), 'Sombrero' (Elton Hayes).

Note: Norman Wisdom's appearance is very brief, performing by himself in a comedy boxing sketch.

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