It’s with a great pleasure that I recently bought a 16 DVDs box set. These are all classics, but not very popular ones like The Wizard of Oz or Casablanca. Anyway, after watching some trailers and read a little about these films, one of them grabbed my attention: Three Guys Named Mike, a film directed by Charles Walter in 1951. It seemed to me that it was a fun and light comedy, just what I needed to watch as it was already 10 O’Clock pm. In a way, I was excited to see a new movie, but, in another way, I didn’t have big expectations about it. Well, let me tell you that it was a beautiful surprise!
Jane Wyman plays the role of Marcy Lewis, a young new flight attendant in an American airline, who meets three guys named…Mike!: Mike Jamison (Howard Keel), an airplane pilot, Mike Lawrence (Van Johnson), a scientist and Mike Tracy (Barry Sullivan), a publicist. Of course, the three Mikes fall in love with the pretty Marcy, but the young girl can only choose one of them! We all have our preferences.
This is not an Oscar-winning movie, we can all agree on that, but it’s an underrated one and a worth watching one too. What you see there is a delightful romantic comedy with a fine and fair humour. I had the pleasure, thanks to this film, to discover the actress Jane Wyman. I always love to discover new actors and new actresses. Before I saw this movie, I knew who she was, but I didn’t really care about her. It will be a pleasure now to see some of her others films. I can think of The Lost Weekend, Stage Fright, Johnny Belinda, etc. What I also love about this brilliant film is that we perfectly recognize the Charles Walter’s humour (who also directed High Society in 1956), a nice and easy humour.
I wrote this text so you can have interest for this film because it’s a real treat and I can’t wait to watch it another time! So, see it, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did!