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Spring Parade (1940)

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In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ilonka Tolnay
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Corporal Harry Marten
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Gustav
Henry Stephenson ...
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Latislav Teschek - the Baker
Billy Lenhart ...
Max
Kenneth Brown ...
Moritz
Walter Catlett ...
Headwaiter
Anne Gwynne ...
Jenny
Allyn Joslyn ...
Count Zorndorf
Peggy Moran ...
Archduchess Irene
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The Major
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Wiedlemeyer
Edward Gargan ...
Inga - the Fortune Teller (as Ed Gargan)
Wade Boteler ...
Sergeant
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In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important and is destined for a happy marriage. Afterward she gets a job as a baker's assistant. She then meets a handsome army drummer (Robert Cummings) who secretly dreams of becoming a famous composer and conductor. Unfortunately the military forbids the young corporal to create his own music. But then Ilonka (Durbin) secretly sends one of the drummer's waltzes to the Austrian Emperor with his weekly order of pastries. Her act paves the way toward the tuneful and joyous fulfillment of the gypsy's prediction. Written by Stephen Hawkins

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LIVE, LAUGH and LOVE! With a Dancing, Romancing Deanna!

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Comedy | Musical

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27 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Anoixiatiki parelasis  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Remake of Frühjahrsparade (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Foolish But It's Fun
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Music by Robert Stolz
Performed by Deanna Durbin
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There's a good reason it's not on home video
5 January 2004 | by (Boulder, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Despite some of Durbin's best songs and technical proficiency all the way around, this is a major disappointment for a Durbin fan who adores every film the musical star made up to 1940. It's BORING - poorly paced and dogged by a weak story line. (I was privileged to see a superior transfer, so I attribute my lack of enjoyment to the film itself.) Romance is given short shrift, with leading man Robert Cummings showing up very late in the film.

Not as bad as Up in Central Park, which Universal Home Video somehow did release, but not a film one should be praying to see released on home video.


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