Academy Awards 1953 -
Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Irving Berlin
USA Today - 04/23/2004
"[T]his Irving Berlin hit clicks with Merman's THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS, YOU'RE JUST IN LOVE and IT'S A LOVELY DAY TODAY."
Description by OLDIES.com:
Brassy, belt-it-out Broadway legend Ethel Merman (There's No Business Like Show Business) delivers a singularly show-stopping performance in this beloved big-screen version of Irving Berlin's last big musical comedy success. It's the story of a Washington D.C. socialite who becomes a U.S. Ambassador, and finds romance along the way. Filled with colorfully tuneful Berlin favorites like "The Hostess With The Mostest" and "You're Just In Love," and unforgettable dance sequences by Donald O'Connor (Singing In The Rain) and lovely Vera-Ellen (White Christmas), Call Me Madam is Hollywood musical magic!
In this upbeat musical directed by Walter Lang and featuring music penned by Irving Berlin, Ethel Merman shines as Sally Adams, an American ambassador to a fictional post-war European city. Proving that she was one of the screen's most electrifying presences, Merman helps to make CALL ME MADAM one of the genre's most celebrated pictures.