Love Me or Leave Me
Love Me or Leave Me is a 1955 biographical romantic musical drama film that tells the life story of Ruth Etting, a singer who rose from dancer to movie star. It stars Doris Day as Etting, James Cagney as gangster Martin "Moe the Gimp" Snyder, her first husband and manager, and Cameron Mitchell as pianist/arranger Johnny Alderman, her second husband. It was written by Daniel Fuchs and Isobel Lennart and directed by Charles Vidor.
After kicking a customer for getting fresh, 1920s Chicago nightclub singer and dime-a-dance girl Ruth Etting is in jeopardy of losing her job when Martin Snyder intervenes on her behalf. Snyder, known as "The Gimp" to some because of his game leg, owns a laundry business and runs a protection racket, wielding considerable clout.
|author||Daniel Fuchs Isobel Lennart|
|award||Academy Award for Best Story|
|editor||Ralph E. Winters|
|keywords||arrest chicago dime-a-dance film follow lose miami nightclub singer protection racket radio program taxi dancer ziegfeld follies|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Original Musical Score Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Story Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay|
|theme||biographical biographical drama jukebox musical musical musical drama|