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Deanna Durbin: The Ultimate Collection [Import]
Format: DVD Genre: Musical, Comedy Video
Deanna Durbin: The Ultimate Collection [Import]

Deanna Durbin: The Ultimate Collection [Import]

Format: DVD Genre: Musical, Comedy Video
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Seventeen-disc set includes:

Three Smart Girls (1936)

The feature film debut of Deanna Durbin casts the 14-year-old soon-to-be-star as Penny, one of three sisters who go to great lengths to stop their father’s marriage to a golddigger and reunite him with their mother. Nan Grey and Barbara Read play Penny’s siblings, Joan and Kay; Ray Milland, Alice Brady, and Binnie Barnes also star. Henry Koster directs. Songs include "Someone to Care for Me" and "My Heart Is Singing." 84 min. BW/Rtg: NR

100 Men And A Girl (1937)

With her out-of-work trombonist dad (Adolphe Menjou) at his wit’s end, plucky teen soprano Patsy Cardwell (Deanna Durbin) resolves to help him--and 99 of his colleagues in the same boat--by whipping them into an orchestra! Will her sales pitch fly with a skeptical patron couple (Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette) or an also-doubtful Leopold Stokowski (as himself)? Charming hit co-stars Mischa Auer, Billy Gilbert; songs include "It’s Raining Sunbeams," "A Heart That’s Free." 84 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Mad About Music (1938)

Worried about her age, a vain Hollywood actress (Gail Patrick) decides she wants to forget about her daughter Gloria (Deanna Durbin), so she sends her to a Swiss boarding school. Gloria invents an explorer father to impress her mates, but when asked to prove he’s real, she tries to find a suitable parent to play the role. With Herbert Marshall, Arthur Treacher. Songs include "I Love to Whistle." 98 min. BW/Rtg: NR

That Certain Age (1938)

Smitten with her family’s houseguest, visiting journalist Vincent Bullitt (Melvyn Douglas), teenager Alice Fullerton (Deanna Durbin) ignores former steady beau Ken (Jackie Cooper) until Bullitt sets things right, in this song-filled romantic comedy that was co-scripted by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. Soundtrack includes "Be a Good Scout," "You’re as Pretty as a Picture," and the title tune. 95 min. BW/Rtg: NR

First Love (1939)

After graduating boarding school, orphaned Connie Harding (Deanna Durbin) was packed off to live with upper-crust--and snobbish--relatives in Manhattan. With her invitation to the debutante ball revoked due to the scheming of her bratty cousin (Helen Parrish), can the house servants get her entry into the affair--and the attention of a handsome socialite (a debuting Robert Stack)? Modern-dress "Cinderella" marked by Durbin’s first screen kiss co-stars Eugene Pallette, Leatrice Joy; songs include "Home, Sweet, Home," "Spring in My Heart." 84 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)

A delightful sequel to "Three Smart Girls" offers Deanna Durbin as Penny Craig, a young woman who gets mixed up with sisters Joan’s and Kay’s’ love affairs, and gets herself in a pickle when one sister falls for the other’s boyfriend. Nan Grey, Helen Parrish, Robert Cummings, and Charles Winninger star; Henry Koster directs. Songs include "Because" and "The Last Rose of Summer." 90 min. BW/Rtg: NR

It Started With Eve (1941)

An ailing father (Charles Laughton) wants to meet his son Johnny’s (Robert Cummings) future wife before he dies, but since she isn’t immediately available, Johnny chooses a stand-in: spunky hat-check girl Anne (Deanna Durbin). Things get romantically complicated when Dad takes a liking to Anne and Johnny’s real fiancée arrives for a visit. Margaret Tallichet co-stars. 92 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Nice Girl? (1941)

Deanna Durbin stars as small-town gal Jane Dana, who, in an effort to appear more mature to her friends and family concocts a kooky story about being engaged to Richard Calvert (Franchot Tone), one of her father’s business partners. Will boyfriend Don Webb (Robert Stack) see through Jane’s games and grasp she’s still the "nice girl" he knows her to be. Musical comedy co-stars Robert Benchley, Walter Brennan. Songs include "Old Folks at Home," "Beneath the Lights of Home." 91 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Hers To Hold (1943)

Well-to-do debutante Penny Craig (Deanna Durbin) won’t take no for an answer! An overly amorous pilot (Joseph Cotten) gets a classic case of cold feet when Penny falls for his charms but he’s suddenly called up for military service overseas. Durbin and Cotten’s sweetly sublime romantic jostling is enlivened by the leading lady’s delightful musical numbers. Evelyn Ankers, Charles Winninger also star. 94 min. BW/Rtg: NR

The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

In a change-of-pace role, Deanna Durbin plays Ruth Kirke, an American schoolteacher working in China who pretends to be a shipping magnate’s widow so she can get a group of war orphans into the United States. Though the film is Durbin's dramatic debut (and partially directed by uncredited Jean Renoir), she still manages to sing some songs (including two in Chinese). With Edmond O’Brien, Barry Fitzgerald, Arthur Treacher. 98 min. BW/Rtg: NR

His Butler’s Sister (1943)

Small-town girl Ann Carter (Deanna Durbin) heads for New York to start her singing career and takes a job as a maid with half-brother Martin (Pat O'Brien), a butler working for a popular composer (Franchot Tone). Martin fires Ann, hoping to shield her from the composer's romantic advances, but true love finds a way to prevail. With Akim Tamiroff, Evelyn Ankers. Deanna performs "In the Spirit of the Moment" and a medley of Russian folk songs. 84 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Lady On A Train (1945)

From her train compartment as she pulls into New York, heiress/whodunit buff Nikki Collins (Deanna Durbin) witnesses a murder through an office building window...and when no body is found, the authorities dismiss her as a kook. Her determined efforts to do her own sleuthing get her mistaken for a nightclub chanteuse--who also happens to be the next on the killer’s hit list. Snappy mystery-comedy co-stars Ralph Bellamy, Dan Duryea; Deanna gets to sing "Silent Night," "Give Me a Little Kiss, Will Ya Huh?" 94 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Because Of Him (1946)

Waitress and would-be actress Kim Walker (Deanna Durbin) thought she'd get her shot at Broadway stardom when she duped veteran stage star John Sheridan (Charles Laughton) into signing a letter of introduction. The ruse gets her cast as Sheridan's next leading lady--and leaves playwright Paul Taylor (Franchot Tone) fit to be tied when he finds out. Breezy, song-filled romantic comedy co-stars Helen Broderick, Donald Meek, Stanley Ridges. 98 min. BW/Rtg: NR

I’ll Be Yours (1947)

Freshly arrived in town, a Radio City usherette (Deanna Durbin) managed to get her vocal talents noticed by a rich show backer (Adolphe Menjou). Since that’s not all he noticed, she tried to keep him at bay by claiming she’s married to a lawyer (Tom Drake) she barely knows. A dicey situation gets dicier yet when she develops genuine feelings for the attorney, in this musical remake of "The Good Fairy"; William Bendix, Walter Catlett co-star. Songs include "Granada," "It’s Dream Time," "Sari Waltz." 94 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Something In The Wind (1947)

Singing disc jockey Mary Collins (Deanna Durbin) was rudely confronted by blueblood Donald Read (John Dall), who mistakenly thought she was his late grandfather's mistress--and wanted to know what kind of payoff she required. Her miffed decision to string him along until the last possible moment leads to all kinds of comic complications in this song-filled confection. Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Charles Winninger, Margaret Wycherly co-star. 94 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Up In Central Park (1948)

In 1880s New York City, a feisty Irish immigrant (Deanna Durbin) teams up with a handsome young reporter (Dick Haymes) to help him bring down infamous corrupt politico "Boss" Tweed (Vincent Price). This lively adaptation of Sigmund Romberg’s Broadway musical features such tunes as "Carousel in the Park," "Oh Say Do You See What I See?," and "When She Walks in the Room." 88 min. BW/Rtg: NR

For The Love Of Mary (1948)

In her final film before retiring at the age of 27, Deanna Durbin plays Mary Peppertree, a White House telephone operator who gets help from her unseen chief executive boss and Supreme Court justices in straightening out her romantic problems. Edmond O’Brien, Jeffrey Lynn, and Don Taylor co-star as Mary’s suitors in this breezy musical-comedy. Songs include "Moonlight Bay," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." 90 min. BW/Rtg: NR

Standard; Soundtrack: English. Region Free

Studio: Via Vision
Number of Discs: 17
Release Date: 10/14/2022
Item #: 2520639X
UPC #: 9337369031453
Attributes: Australia - Import, NTSC Region 0
Product Type: DVD

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