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Every Sunday (1936)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Music | 28 November 1936 (USA)
Two teenage girls lend their fantastic singing voices to the cause when the city council threatens to replace the orchestra led by one girl's grandfather as the regular entertainment at the Sunday concert-in-the-park series.

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Edna's grandfather is a conductor of a small orchestra that gives concerts in the park every sunday. Because of lack of audience the city officials want to cancel these concerts. To stop this from happening, Judy and Deanna gather a crowd the following sunday, and to keep its attention, they themselves perform alongside the orchestra. Deanna sings an aria and Judy sings 'Americana'. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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Americana no shôjo  »

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George Sidney, believed to be the line producer, has said that MGM executives instructed him to "dump the fat one" (meaning Judy Garland) after viewing this short film. But Judy was signed to MGM and Deanna Durbin was let go, to be snapped up by Universal Pictures. See more »

Quotes

Judy: Pop, you just have no soul. Good night.
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Featured in American Masters: Judy Garland: By Myself (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Wine, Women and Song (Wein, weib und Gesang, Op. 333)
Music by Johann Strauss
Played by the band in the park
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I liked it. So sue me!
1 July 2005 | by (Glendale, California) – See all my reviews

Canthony is correct that this little short is just an excuse to hear a very young Judy Garland (fourteen years old!) singing with a slightly older (by one year) Deanna Durbin. But I must disagree with everything else he or she said, including the running time -- which is only about ten minutes, not twenty (a single-reeler).

The song is not her best, obviously; but it's enjoyable and definitely worth the ten minutes to watch on Turner. The duet with Durbin is quite interesting: two conflicting styles that nevertheless dovetail reasonably well.

The short is just a throwaway, but it's nowhere near as bad as the other reviewer made it out to be. Honestly, I enjoyed it.

Dafydd ab Hugh


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