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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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Release Date:

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

The one hundred men of the title are actually the Philadelphia Orchestra. 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

It's Raining Sunbeams
(1937)
Music by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander)
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Sung by Deanna Durbin (uncredited)
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Effervescent and charming
26 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this movie, as I'd never heard of it before though I'd seen other Deanna Durbin movies. I was surprised to find that it was really charming. Durbin is at her most effervescent but somehow manages to avoid being "cutesy." In fact, the setbacks her character ("Patsy") encounters as she tries to get the orchestra going are sometimes genuinely moving. The movie juxtaposes scenes of the super-wealthy and the down-on-their-luck in this post-Depression movie to very good effect. Much of the comedy came from wonderful character acting by the always-excellent Eugene Palette, among others. All in all, a buoyant,fast-moving vehicle with the bonus of a few lovely orchestral numbers conducted by Stokowski. Definitely worth seeing for fans of Durbin and classic black-and-white films of the 30's.


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