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One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

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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 Leopold ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Himself
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John Cardwell
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Mrs. Frost
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John R. Frost
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Michael
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Garage Owner
Alma Kruger ...
Mrs. Tyler
J. Scott Smart ...
Stage Doorman (as Jack Smart)
Jed Prouty ...
Bitters
Jameson Thomas ...
Russell
Howard C. Hickman ...
Johnson (as Howard Hickman)
Frank Jenks ...
Taxi Driver
Christian Rub ...
Brandstetter
Gerald Oliver Smith ...
Stevens
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Storyline

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 Leopold Stokowski to lead them in a concert that leads to a radio contract. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Comedy | Music

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5 September 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

100 Men and a Girl  »

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$762,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Deanna Durbin's vocal coach was Andrés de Segurola, a former Metropolitan Opera bass who had sung with Enrico Caruso. See more »

Goofs

The position of Patsy's hands when she's crying on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Himself, Leopold Stokowski: [Patsy has come to apologize for telling a newspaper that Stokowski would be conducting her orchestra of jobless musicians] But why did you do it? You must have had a reason.
Patricia "Patsy" Cardwell: Oh, yes! I had a hundred reasons! Would you like to hear them?
Himself, Leopold Stokowski: I certainly would.
Patricia "Patsy" Cardwell: [Goes to the door of his study and counts:] One! Two! Three! Four!
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Soundtracks

Libiamo ne' lieti calici (Drinking Song): from 'La traviata'
(1853)
Music by Giuseppe Verdi (as Verdi)
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave (uncredited)
Sung by Deanna Durbin (uncredited)
Played by a symphony orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski
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Wow is all I can say!
20 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I caught this movie on TCM and WOW, what a voice. Deanna was just incredible at only 16. Plus she had such personality, and who doesn't like Adolphe Menjou and Eugene Palette. This could have been just another depression era "rags to riches story" or a "let's put on a show" movie, But it had a real story, formula, yes, but a step above. I love classical music and I never realized there was a popular musical like this using only classical music. Boy how times have changed...hehe. I just can't get over Deanna's voice. And yet you just never here about her like Judy Garland. Well Judy is great but Deanna Durbin was just as great in my opinion. Too bad she didn't make more movies or record more records. I could listen to that voice all day. The director, Henry Koster, did a masterful job. The scene of the orchestra playing in the conductors house, is shot in a style way ahead of it's time and not a low budget 30's movie style. Koster went on to direct some very good movies. You can see why in this movie. This movie would be great for film students to study... a 1930's formula film, that rises above formula to Art.


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