Doris Day: Career in pictures
By Emily Christianson, Patrick Kevin Day, Nate Jackson, Lily Mihalik, Todd Martens, Jevon Phillips and Sue Timmons
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'Romance on the High Seas' (1948)
Day launched her career with "Romance on the High Seas." The musical comedy follows a wife (Janis Paige) who suspects her husband of cheating. She hires a travel agency employee (Day) to take her place on a cruise while she stays home to spy on her husband. Meanwhile, he sends a private detective to keep tabs on his wife. In time, Day's character Georgia Garrett and the detective (Jack Carson) fall in love.
The success of "Romance" led to many more projects for the budding star, who spent the early 1950s making films like "My Dream Is Yours," "It's a Great Story," "Tea for Two" and "The West Point Story."