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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

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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
Franklin Pangborn ...
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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vienna austria | remake

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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

Blue Danube Dream
(uncredited)
Music by Hans J. Salter
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Deanna Durbin
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One of the best Durbin films.
11 November 2001 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

One of the few Deanna Durbin films, almost all shot in black-and-white, not available on commercial video as of this writing. That's a shame. Universal needs to finally release this film as well Deanna Durbin's HERS TO HOLD, the final chapter in her THREE SMART GIRLS trilogy. SPRING PARADE is a charming and delightfully dated fairy tale-like film and makes a great companion to classics such as Danny Kaye's HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON, Shirley Temple's HEIDI as well as Sonje Henie's series of films.


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