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One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  5 September 1937 (USA)
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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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Leopold Stokowski
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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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Release Date:

5 September 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

100 Men and a Girl  »

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Budget:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Leopold Stokowski recorded the classical music in the film at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, using the Philadelphia Orchestra (of which he was still principal guest conductor), on a multi-channel sound system, the first time one was ever used to record music in a film. The musicians seen in the film, however, were L.A.-based players doing what was called "sideline" (seen but not heard, merely miming to a prerecorded soundtrack played by others). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Tommy Bitters: [Having just had Frost light a cigarette for him only to have it explode in his mouth] When are you going to stop playing these cheap childish tricks on me?
John R. Frost: The day you stop playing them on me.
Tommy Bitters: Well, at least mine are funny, and new!
John R. Frost: Oh, yeah? Well, mine work.
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Connections

Featured in Great Performances: The Maestros of Philadelphia (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Zampa, ou la fiancée de marbre: Overture
(1831) (uncredited)
Music by Ferdinand Hérold
Played by the unemployed symphony orchestra
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This one was good...
19 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen this in about 17 years to be honest, but my memories of it are quite clear-take a great singing actress-Durbin, throw in a fine supporting cast of Mejou, Auer, Stowkowski, Pallette, and a 'we made a band and saved the day' type of plot, and you get a very fine movie.

I remember it as being well produced, joyfull to watch, Durbin's voice was terrific and her presence onscreen like no one else's. It's weird that you don't hear about her much nowadays-she was that good.

So-fond memories will have to do here---

I give it ***1/2 outta ****. If you like Capra, you will prob. like this one.


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