Dream Girl


  • Written as the title song for the 1948 Paramount Pictures film, Dream Girl. Directed by Mitchell Leisen and starring Betty Hutton, Macdonald Carey, and Patric Knowles.
  • Betty Hutton stars Georgina Allerton, who periodically escapes her humdrum existence by retreating into elaborate daydreams. Georgina's fantasy excursions disturb her parents (Walter Abel and Peggy Wood) and her married sister (Virginia Field), who wish that she'd grow up already and stop all this nonsense. Only when she falls truly in love with Clark Redfield (Macdonald Carey) does Georgina abandon her dream world.
  • Dream Girl is also performed by an orchestra during the Larrabee party scene in the Paramount Pictures film, Sabrina, 1954, starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden.

Recording History
Phil Brito and Ted Dale Orchestra, Dream Girl / I Have Only Myself to Blame, Musiccraft, 540, 1948
Carmen Cavallaro, Decca Records, 24330, 1948
Harry James
Ray Kellogg and Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Snooky Lanson
Les Brown and His Band of Renown, The Great American Composers, Jay Livingston & Ray Evans, Columbia House, 2C2 8651
George Paxton
Freddie Stewart