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Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 21 February 1941 (USA)
A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

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A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

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In the British version of this film, Deanna Durbin's finale was the patriotic favorite, "There'll Always Be an England" (music by Ross Parker and Harry Parr Davies, lyrics by Hugh Charles). Miss Durbin's "Thank You America" (music and lyrics by Walter Jurmann and Bernie Grossman), a song which didn't become popular despite Deanna's commercial single on Decca, closed the U.S. print. Both endings are included on the VHS and DVD release of the movie from Universal Studios. See more »

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Richard Calvert: What would you like? Ice tea, ice coffee or milk?
Jane Dana: Champagne.
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Here Comes the Bride
Music by Richard Wagner
Conducted by Walter Brennan
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Very good and very weak
20 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is basically two movies that have nothing to do with each other.

On the one hand, there are the musical numbers, mostly solos for Durbin. They are often very beautifully and movingly performed. Simple, but deeply felt. Some of Durbin's best singing.

And then there is the rest of the movie, the plot. It is paper thin, not developed, not interesting, not worth watching.

Which left me wondering: why didn't Universal put at least a little effort into creating a decent script to showcase Durbin's beautiful, moving performances? The cast is fine. All of the leads had given great performances in great movies. They could have handled much better material easily.

Why didn't Universal bother to come up with something for them? Why did they leave Durbin stranded with nothing to work with? A mystery.


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