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segunda-feira, 2 de abril de 2018

Romance em Alto Mar / Romance on the High Seas (1948)


70 anos atrás, uma jovem encantadora cuja vida seria marcada por tragédias apareceu pela primeira vez nas telas do cinema. Ela havia sonhado em ser uma dançarina, mas um acidente grave interrompeu seu sonho. Durante a recuperação, ela fez aulas de canto e sua vida tomou um novo caminho. Em 1948 esta garota – chamada Doris Day – entrou para a indústria na qual teria mais sucesso e reconhecimento com o filme “Romance em Alto Mar”.

70 years ago, a young and lovely woman whose life was marked by tragedy appeared for the first time on the silver screen. She had dreamed of being a dancer, but a serious accident cut her dream short. While recovering, she took singing lessons and her life took a new path. In 1948 this girl – named Doris Day – entered the business that would give her the most success and recognition with the film “Romance on the High Seas”.
Elvira (Janis Paige) e Michael Kent (Don DeFore) são casados, mas não confiam um no outro. Eles nunca confiaram, nem mesmo antes do casamento. Um deles sempre pensa que o outro está flertando ou sendo infiel. No terceiro aniversário de casamento deles, Elvira tenta mais uma vez planejar uma viagem – algo que já foi planejado e cancelado nos dois anos anteriores por causa dos compromissos de Michael – e reserva uma cabine em um cruzeiro pela América do Sul. Na agência de viagens ela encontra a cantora de cabaré Georgia Garrett (Doris Day), que adora planejar viagens, mas nunca tem dinheiro suficiente para de fato fazê-las.

Elvira (Janis Paige) and Michael Kent (Don DeFore) are married, but they don't trust each other. They have never trusted each other, not even on their wedding day. One always thinks the other is flirting with someone else and being unfaithful. On their third wedding anniversary, Elvira tries to plan a trip once again – something that had been planned and cancelled due to Michael's commitments in two previous years – and books a cabin in a cruise to South America. At the travel agency she meets the cabaret singer Georgia Garrett (Doris Day), who loves to plan trips, but never has the money to actually go.
Com a viagem correndo perigo mais uma vez, Elvira cria um plano: ela deixará que Georgia vá no cruzeiro sob a identidade de senhora Kent, e a própria Elvira vai ficar em Nova York e vigiar o marido. Mas Michael também está preocupado, e decide mandar um detetive, Peter Virgil (Jack Carson), seguir sua esposa no cruzeiro. Obviamente, Virgil nunca viu a senhora Kent antes...

With the trip on jeopardy once more, Elvira elaborates a plan: she will let Georgia go on the cruise under the name of Mrs Kent, and Elvira herself will stay in New York and follow her husband. But Michael is also worried, and decides to send a detective, Peter Virgil (Jack Carson), to follow his wife on the cruise. Obviously, Virgil has never seen Mrs Kent before…
Doris Day já é adorável normalmente, mas neste filme ela está super adorável. Dodo tinha apenas 26 anos quando fez “Romance em Alto Mar” – a mesma idade de Janis Paige, que certamente parece mais madura e séria – e tem as bochechas cobertas de sardas. Sua personagem, Georgia, é divertida, charmosa e tem ótimas tiradas.

Doris Day is usually adorable, but in this film she is extra adorable. Dodo was only 26 when she made “Romance on the High Seas” – the same age as Janis Paige, who certainly looks more mature and serious – and has her cheeks covered in freckles. Her character, Georgia, is funny, charming and street-wise.
Os coadjuvantes são particularmente maravilhosos. S.Z. Sakall interpreta Lazlo Lazlo, tio de Elvira que adora paquerar mulheres jovens e rememorar o passado. Oscar Levant é Oscar Farrar, o pianista de cabaré que quer se casar com Georgia, e que vai causar problemas no cruzeiro. Uma sequência hilária acontece quando Eric Blore aparece interpretando um médico desastrado que provavelmente está bem pior do que qualquer um de seus pacientes. Grady Sutton como um operador de rádio no navio e John Berkes como um bêbado em Trinidad também farão você dar boas risadas.

The supporting cast is a particular treat. S.Z. Sakall plays Lazlo Lazlo, Elvira's uncle who loves to hit on girls and reminisce the past. Oscar Levant is Oscar Farrar, the pianist at the cabaret who wants to marry Georgia, and who will make things difficult at the cruise. A hilarious moment happens when Eric Blore appears playing a ship doctor that is clumsy and may be much sicker than his patient. Grady Sutton as a ship radio operator and John Berkes as a drunken man in Trinidad also give us a good laugh.
O cruzeiro tem paradas em Cuba, Trinidad e Rio de Janeiro. A maneira como o comércio é retratado em Cuba não é nem um pouco lisonjeiro, e causa alguma vergonha alheia. Em Trinidad, o Calypso é obviamente a atração principal. E no Rio há, claro, um baile de Carnaval! Pelo menos não há ninguém falando espanhol – uma garota é até vista falando português em uma cabine telefônica!

The cruise stops in Cuba, Trinidad and Rio de Janeiro. The way sales in Cuba are shown is not something flattering at all, and makes us uncomfortable watching. In Trinidad, the Calypso is obviously the main attraction. And in Rio of course there is a Carnival ball! Bonus points because no one speaks Spanish – a girl is even seen speaking Portuguese in a telephone booth!
Os personagens se hospedam no Hotel Atlântico. Embora tal hotel de fato exista e seja localizado na famosa praia de Copacabana, não há indícios na imprensa de que qualquer cena tenha sido filmada no Brasil. É bem mais provável que imagens de arquivo tenham sido usadas para o voo panorâmico pelo Rio de Janeiro, enquanto os atores ficaram bem longe da cidade maravilhosa.

The characters go to the Hotel Atlântico. Although this hotel exists and until today it is located at the famous Copacabana beach, there are no notes in the newspapers in magazines about shooting the film in Brazil. It’s quite obvious that archive footage was used for the panoramic view of the city, and the actors remained far away from our beaches and beauties.
“Romance em Alto Mar” é um filme delicioso, embora previsível. E a trama sequer foi criada em Hollywood: ela se originou em um filme argentino de 9147, chamado “Mulher Infiel”, com Libertad Lamarque. Sim, meus amigos, “Romance em Alto Mar” é um remake!

“Romance on the High Seas” is a delightful movie, although predictable. And the plot wasn’t created in Hollywood, since it originated with the Argentinian film “Romance Musical”, from 1947, starring Libertad Lamarque. Yes, my friend, “Romance on the High Seas” is a remake!
Original
Remake
Delicioso é a melhor palavra para descrever tanto “Romance em Alto Mar” quanto a estrela que o filme revelou. O mundo foi rapidamente conquistado pelo sorriso, charme e talento de Doris Day – e é adorável ver como tudo começou.

Delightful is the best word to describe both “Romance on the High Seas” and the star it helped reveal. The world was quickly conquered by Doris Day’s smile, charm and talent – and it’s lovely to see where it all started.

This is my contribution to The Second Doris Day Blogathon, hosted by Michaela at Love Letters to Old Hollywood.

5 comentários:

Caftan Woman disse...

What fun to discover this delightful confection is a remake! Thanks.

Did you know that Janis Paige turns 96 in September? Janis would star on Broadway in The Pajama Game and Doris would play the part in the movie version. Later, in Please Don't Eat the Daisies Janis plays the glamorous star who tries to come between Doris and hubby David Niven. I think it is interesting how these two talents careers intersected.

Michaela disse...

Such a fun film! When I first saw it, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did. It's amazing that it was Day's debut -- she seems like a total professional.

How cool to know that the extras were actually speaking Portuguese! And that it was a remake! You learn something new every day.

Thanks for contributing this awesome post to my blogathon!

Brittaney disse...

This is one of Doris' films that is high on my TBW list. I can't believe I haven't seen it yet, particularly since you make it sound so charming. I've recently (and unintentionally) seen Janis Paige in several other films lately, so that just heightens my interest.

Christina Wehner disse...

Wow, I didn't know this was a remake! Have you see the original film?

It certainly would have been lovely if they could have gone on location for shooting Romance on the High Seas.

This blogathon is making me want to go back and see all these films again! :)

Silver Screenings disse...

I've not seen this film, but it sounds like a marvellous introduction to showbiz. It looks like Doris hit the ground running!

I didn't realize this was a remake. Did you see the original? If so, how would you compare the two films?

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