Search results for "Deanna Durbin"

Christmas Holiday (1944)

Don't be fooled by the title. Christmas Holiday is a far, far cry from It's a Wonderful Life. Told in flashback, the story begins as Abigail Martin marries Southern aristocrat ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Gene Kelly  •  Richard Whorf  •  Dean Harens

One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Leopold Stokowski  •  Adolphe Menjou  •  Alice Brady

That's Entertainment! (1974)

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Family • Music
DIRECTION:  Jack Haley Jr.
CAST:  Fred Astaire  •  Bing Crosby  •  Gene Kelly  •  Peter Lawford

Three Smart Girls (1936) RT 86% / Audience 59%

DVD release: Jan 1995

The three Craig sisters, Penny, Kay, and Joan, go to New York to stop their divorced father from marrying gold digger, Donna Lyons, and re-unite him with their mother.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music • Romance
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Barbara Read  •  Nan Grey  •  Charles Winninger

Lady on a Train (1945) RT Audience 73%

DVD release: Aug 2004

While on a train, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder as they pass a building. When she tells the police, they think she's crazy since she can't tell exactly where the crime ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Mystery • Romance • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Charles David
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Ralph Bellamy  •  David Bruce  •  George Coulouris

Can't Help Singing (1944) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Aug 2004

With the California Gold Rush beginning, Senator Frost's singing daughter Caroline loves a young army officer; the Senator can't stand him, and has him sent to California. ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  Frank Ryan
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Robert Paige  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  David Bruce

Hers to Hold (1943) RT Audience 40%

Deanna Durbin is all grown up in Hers to Hold, the unofficial sequel to her "Three Smart Girls" films of the 1930s. Durbin plays Penelope Craig, the starry-eyed daughter of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Frank Ryan
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Charles Winninger  •  Ludwig Stössel

His Butler's Sister (1943) RT Audience 62%

DVD release: Feb 1996

Aspiring singer Ann Carter (Deanna Durbin) visits her stepbrother (Pat O'Brien) in New York, hoping to make it on Broadway.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Borzage
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Franchot Tone  •  Akim Tamiroff  •  Pat O'Brien

Something in the Wind (1947) RT Audience 54%

DVD release: Aug 2004

A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Irving Pichel
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Donald O'Connor  •  John Dall  •  Charles Winninger

For the Love of Mary (1948) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Jan 1998

Young girl gets a job at the White House as a switchboard operator and gets mixed up in politics.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frederick de Cordova
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Don Taylor  •  Jeffrey Lynn

Because of Him (1946) RT Audience 55%

DVD release: Jan 1999

A young woman who wants to break into the theater schemes to become the protege of a famous Broadway star.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Richard Wallace
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Charles Laughton  •  Franchot Tone  •  Helen Broderick

Show Business at War (1943)

A multi-studio effort to show the newsreel audience the progress of the Hollywood war effort.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis De Rochemont
CAST:  Carole Lombard  •  Walt Disney  •  John Ford  •  Darryl F. Zanuck

Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Sep 2003

The films, affairs and struggles of the iconic star of The Blue Angel as told by Rosemary Clooney, Roger Corman, Deanna Durbin and many more.  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  David Riva
CAST:  Marlene Dietrich  •  Burt Bacharach  •  André G. Brunelin  •  Rosemary Clooney

Up in Central Park (1948) RT Audience 25%

DVD release: Oct 2007

A newspaper reporter and the daughter of an immigrant maintenance man help expose political corruption in New York City.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Dick Haymes  •  Vincent Price  •  Albert Sharpe

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943) RT Audience 50%

Deanna Durbin stars as a missionary who goes to great lengths, even posing as "Mrs. Holliday", in order to get some Chinese war orphans into the United States.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Jean Renoir  •  Bruce Manning
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Barry Fitzgerald  •  Arthur Treacher

Spring Parade (1940) RT Audience 83%

In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Robert Cummings  •  Mischa Auer  •  Henry Stephenson

Nice Girl? (1941) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Jan 1997

Jane is a nice girl and has had her eyes on a young man who seems more interested in his hand-built car than in Jane. She decides to shed her "nice girl" image when an ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Franchot Tone  •  Walter Brennan  •  Robert Stack

It's a Date (1940) RT Audience 73%

DVD release: Jul 1991

An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  William A. Seiter
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Kay Francis  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Eugene Pallette

That Certain Age (1938) RT Audience 43%

Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Music
DIRECTION:  Edward Ludwig
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Melvyn Douglas  •  Jackie Cooper  •  Irene Rich

First Love (1939) RT Audience 75%

DVD release: Feb 1996

In this reworking of Cinderella, orphaned Connie Harding is sent to live with her rich aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. She's hardly received with open ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Henry Koster
CAST:  Deanna Durbin  •  Robert Stack  •  Eugene Pallette  •  Helen Parrish