I Love Melvin (Remastered)

Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor star as a New York chorus girl and the photographer's assistant who falls in love with her in the delightful musical comedy I Love Melvin.


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I Love Melvin
 
3.8

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Catchy songs (5)
  • Entertaining (5)
  • Broad appeal (3)
  • Engaging (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Entertainment (4)
  • At home (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Movie buff (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Pleasant Musical Is Improved

A cheery musical from one of MGM's "B" units, and obviously designed as a follow-up to "Singin' In the Rain". The previous Archive release of this film was faded...Read complete review

A cheery musical from one of MGM's "B" units, and obviously designed as a follow-up to "Singin' In the Rain". The previous Archive release of this film was faded with inconsistent color and a fuzzy image. This new remastered version has better contrast and deeper, more consistent colors, but it's still a bit soft. The sound is fine. Another improvement consists of 27 logically-placed chapter markers, including one before each musical number.

The outtake musical number is a reprise of "A Lady Loves" and was clearly intended to be the finale of the movie. Why they removed it, I can't imagine, because it would have provided a much more satisfying ending. If you watch the outtake immediately after watching the movie, you'll get a sense of how well it would have worked.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

An early 50's B pic

I've heard of this picture for years, but have never watched it. It's fun to see Reynolds and O'Connor in a completely new pairing (after "Singin' in the Rain"). ...Read complete review

I've heard of this picture for years, but have never watched it. It's fun to see Reynolds and O'Connor in a completely new pairing (after "Singin' in the Rain"). Donald O'Connor never looked better, and Debbie Reynolds is at the peak of her engenue appeal. MGM spared little expense in producing it, and it SHOWS! The story is pretty far-fetched, and I'd never recommend this film to someone unfamiliar with 50's musicals, but for a fan of the era, it was a treat for me to get to see these big stars do something that was "new", to me.

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3.0

An early 50's B pic

By Mike the Voice Teacher

from Norcross, Georgia

About Me Avid Moviegoer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Catchy Songs
  • Oppulent Production Value
  • Stars In Their Prime

Cons

  • Limited Appeal

Best Uses

    Comments about I Love Melvin:

    I've heard of this picture for years, but have never watched it. It's fun to see Reynolds and O'Connor in a completely new pairing (after "Singin' in the Rain"). Donald O'Connor never looked better, and Debbie Reynolds is at the peak of her engenue appeal. MGM spared little expense in producing it, and it SHOWS! The story is pretty far-fetched, and I'd never recommend this film to someone unfamiliar with 50's musicals, but for a fan of the era, it was a treat for me to get to see these big stars do something that was "new", to me.

     
    4.0

    Fun MGM musical comedy!

    By Lyric Photoplays

    from Toledo, Ohio

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Catchy Songs
    • Good Story
    • Great Cinematography

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about I Love Melvin:

        Nice Technicolor routine MGM musical with a great cast and cameo roles by recognizable future stars.
        Transfer good.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        really cute mov from goldn agenice show

        By peter

        from mtl canada

        About Me Avid Moviegoer

        Pros

        • Catchy Songs
        • Emotionally Engaging
        • Unique Choreography

        Cons

        • Limited Appeal

        Best Uses

        • At Home

        Comments about I Love Melvin:

        na

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        MUCH IMPROVED TRANSFER

        By FILMGUY1945

        from WOODLAND HILLS, CA.

        About Me Movie Buff

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Broad Appeal
        • Catchy Songs
        • Good Story

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Adult Viewers
          • At Home
          • Younger Viewers

          Comments about I Love Melvin:

          ENGAGING CAST, GOOD SCORE, AND SONGS, AND A MUCH IMPROVED TRANSFER OVER THE ORIGINAL WARNER ARCHIVE RELEASE, RECOMMENDED

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          A Delightful Under-rated MGM Musical!

          By Jimp

          from San Mateo, CA

          About Me Movie Buff

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Broad Appeal
          • Catchy Songs
          • Unique Choreography

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Adult Viewers
            • At Home
            • Travel
            • Younger Viewers

            Comments about I Love Melvin:

            MGM teamed the delightful and youthful co-stars of
            "Singin' In The Rain" the following year in this fun song and dance filled musical. Forget the story,..enjoy the catchy songs and dance numbers.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good musical comedy, VG video transfer

            By Joe

            from Westchester, NY

            About Me Collector, Movie Buff

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Classic
            • Engaging
            • Entertaining
            • Funny

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Everyone

              Comments about I Love Melvin:

              Fun MGM musical comedy. Good showcase for young Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor. Pleasant song score. Entertaining, but not memorable. VG DVD video transfer with bright colors. Sound is excellent, often sounds like stereo in some of the musical sequences. Includes breif outake and trailer.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Worth the upgrade

              By Drew

              from New York, NY

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • Entertaining

              Cons

              • Funky menu

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment

              Comments about I Love Melvin:

              Improved picture and sound compared to the previous edition.

              Menu doesn't display yellow boxes to highlight menu selections if monitor is set to letterbox display. If set to widescreen, menu displays normally. Strange, because movie AR is 4X3.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Remasterd copy much better

              By Loren

              from Oklahoma

              About Me Collector, Movie Buff

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Classic
              • Engaging
              • Entertaining
              • Funny

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Everyone

                Comments about I Love Melvin:

                The remastered copy of "I love Melvin" is so much better than the original that I had purchased, sharper, brighter image, great family movie, very entertaining, would recommend it to anyone that loves Debbie Reynolds or Donald O'Connor. They just don't make movies like this anymore.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                A Pleasant Musical Is Improved

                By Bill

                from Lakewood, CO

                About Me Movie Buff

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Better image quality
                • Engaging
                • Entertaining

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater

                  Comments about I Love Melvin:

                  A cheery musical from one of MGM's "B" units, and obviously designed as a follow-up to "Singin' In the Rain". The previous Archive release of this film was faded with inconsistent color and a fuzzy image. This new remastered version has better contrast and deeper, more consistent colors, but it's still a bit soft. The sound is fine. Another improvement consists of 27 logically-placed chapter markers, including one before each musical number.

                  The outtake musical number is a reprise of "A Lady Loves" and was clearly intended to be the finale of the movie. Why they removed it, I can't imagine, because it would have provided a much more satisfying ending. If you watch the outtake immediately after watching the movie, you'll get a sense of how well it would have worked.

                  (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Sorry I puchased the previous version

                  By Drew

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Movie Buff

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Entertaining

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Entertainment

                    Comments about I Love Melvin:

                    Had I known they were going to be remastering and adding additional material to this title, I would have waited before purchasing it last November.[...]

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