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Every Sunday (1936)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Music | 28 November 1936 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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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This was featured on the DVD release of For Me and My Gal (1942). See more »

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Judy: You just have no soul. Good night!
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Judy Garland (1962) See more »

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Americana
Written by Roger Edens
Performed by Judy Garland
Reprised by Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin
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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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