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Release Date:
26 September 1941 (USA) See more »
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In order to please his dying father, a man convinces a hat-check girl to impersonate his fiancée, but complications arise when the father's health suddenly improves. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Deanna Durbin ... Anne Terry

Charles Laughton ... Jonathan Reynolds

Robert Cummings ... Jonathan 'Johnny' Reynolds Jr.

Guy Kibbee ... Bishop Maxwell

Margaret Tallichet ... Gloria Pennington
Catherine Doucet ... Mrs. Pennington (as Catharine Doucet)

Walter Catlett ... Doctor Harvey
Charles Coleman ... Roberts - Butler
Leonard Elliott ... Reverend Henry Stebbins

Irving Bacon ... Raven
Gus Schilling ... Raven

Wade Boteler ... Harry - Newspaper Editor

Dorothea Kent ... Jackie Donovan

Clara Blandick ... Nurse
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Sig Arno ... Captain of Waiters (uncredited)

John Banner ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Leon Belasco ... Couturier (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Williams - Butler (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Byron ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Nora Cecil ... Mrs. Fields - Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Chick Chandler ... Frank - Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Commuter at Train Station (uncredited)
Dora Clement ... Nurse (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Dorothy Darrell ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sonia Darrin ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
George Davis ... Waiter (uncredited)
Lowell Drew ... Plump Man (uncredited)
Gretl Dupont ... Young Woman (uncredited)

John Eldredge ... Hotel Desk Manager (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

James Ford ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Mary Gordon ... Mrs. O'Toole - Cleaning Lady (uncredited)

Alexander Granach ... Popalard - Apartment Tenant (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Red Cap Porter (uncredited)
Ernest Grooney ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

John Hamilton ... Thomas - Headwaiter (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Robert Homans ... Railway Conductor (uncredited)

Rosalind Ivan ... Mrs. Mulligan (uncredited)

Selmer Jackson ... Henry - Hotel Guest (uncredited)

Jack W. Johnston ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ... Old Man Mose - Apartment Tenant (uncredited)

George Lessey ... Johnson - Hotel Guest (uncredited)

George J. Lewis ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Adolf E. Licho ... Sigoni (uncredited)

Marie McDonald ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)

Mira McKinney ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Bert Moorhouse ... Mr. Duncan - Middle-Aged Man (uncredited)

Mantan Moreland ... Railway Porter (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Jack Mulhall ... Nightclub Photographer (uncredited)
Ferdinand Munier ... Party Guest (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)

Broderick O'Farrell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Sarah Padden ... Jenny - Coat Check (uncredited)

Helen Parrish ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Jessie Perry ... Elderly Woman (uncredited)

Paul Porcasi ... Armand - the Chef (uncredited)

Herbert Rawlinson ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Tim Ryan ... Tom - Assistant Editor (uncredited)

Tom Seidel ... Assistant Clerk (uncredited)
Florence Shirley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ray Spiker ... Ice Man (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Leonard Sues ... Sidney (uncredited)
Walter Tetley ... Messenger (uncredited)
Charlotte Treadway ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Ray Walker ... Slim - Reporter (uncredited)
Lucille Ward ... Nurse (uncredited)

Janet Warren ... Minor Role (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Koster 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna (screenplay) &
Leo Townsend (screenplay)

Hanns Kräly (original story) (as Hans Kraly)

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter  (as H.J. Salter)
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bernard W. Burton 
Art Direction by
Jack Otterson 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Costume Design by
Vera West (gowns)
Makeup Department
Charles Gemora .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Karlson .... assistant director (as Philip Karlstein)
Art Department
Martin Obzina .... associate art director
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
Joe Lapis .... sound technician (as Joseph Lapis)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Andrés de Segurola .... vocal coach (as Andres de Segurola)
Charles Previn .... musical director
Charles Previn .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Other crew
George Thomas Jr. .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Did You Know?

While making this film at Universal, Robert Cummings was also making "Kings Row" at Warners, so he was rushing from one studio to the other to play two completely different types of roles.See more »
[first lines]
Newspaper Editor:Ain't it pretty!
[shows staff the newspaper's front page mock-up with screamer headline "JONATHAN REYNOLDS DEAD"]
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