In its day, it was a huge box-office hit.... It won an Oscar for best original screenplay... It earned several Oscar nominations, including James Cagney for BEST ACTOR (he should have won over Ernest Borgnine in MARTY (snooze!) )...and should have earned a Best Actress nod for Miss Doris Day... Yet, it seems people have forgotten about this magnificent film. Although the new Doris Day boxed set and single releases do not get released until Tuesday, a friend of mine with worthwhile connections (a/k/a 'reviewer') had the DVD and invited several lucky souls (including myself) to a screening in his impressive home theater last evening. This film is truly magnificent. It is not a "musical" per se...no one bursts out singing to comment on or move the narrative. It is a drama, with musical sequences, happily, many of them, which show off Miss Day's peerless vocal technique to the max. This was her first post-WB contract film, and she was ready to show the world that she was more than just the girl next door. The transfer is impeccable. Eastmancolor films from 1955 usually (even with the most care) look brown and grimy...not this one. WB has once again brought a fresh look to a film that's a mere 50 years old. The soundtrack in 5.0, is also astounding. You'd swear Doris was in the room with you. For people who love Doris Day or James Cagney, this is an essential DVD, and frankly, all the films in the WB DORIS DAY boxed set are worth owning which is why I pre-ordered with Amazon long ago! However, if you don't really know Doris Day, or think of her only in terms of those insipid post-PILLOW TALK insipid sex comedies, you're in for a shock. She's brilliant. As for Cagney, when was he ever not brilliant? The letterboxed laserdisc of this film back in 1990 or so, was quite impressive for its day. This DVD improves upon that, carrying over the special features, a Ruth Etting Vitaphone short and MGM's 1955 Notion Picture Celebration featurette (remastered in glowing 16x9), and adding another Etting Vitaphone short. Don't pass up this DVD, it's Hollywood magic at its finest, or even better, go for the wholr WB box, it's a real bargain, and every film inside is terrific. I can't wait to see the rest of them. Hopefully, my own box will arrive soon.