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The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 19 February 1943 (USA)
A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

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, (uncredited)

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ruth Kirke Holliday
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Tom Holliday
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Timothy Blake
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Henderson
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Commodore Thomas Spencer Holliday
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Edgar Holliday
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Karen Holliday
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Louise Holliday
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Ferguson
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Lucy
Gus Schilling ...
Jeff Adams
John F. Hamilton ...
Dr. Kirke (as J. Frank Hamilton)
Christopher Severn ...
Orphan
Yvonne Severn ...
Orphan
Vido Rich ...
Orphan
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Storyline

A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

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She Went for a Boatride...and Came Back a Bride! With Nine Little Kids...But No Groom! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

19 February 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Forever Yours  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

French expatriate Jean Renoir was originally scheduled to direct. See more »

Crazy Credits

Actor Michael Chan's name does not appear in the onscreen cast credits. He is billed only in the end cast listing as The Chinese Baby. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 12 Angry Men (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-bye Baby
(uncredited)
Music by Effie I. Canning
Chinese Translation by Rosalyda Chang
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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Not much here. A pleasant enough time waster
6 March 2003 | by (Rio Rancho, NM) – See all my reviews

Several sources report that Jean Renoir, who shot some scenes and was then replaced as director, began this film. If he had completed it, it would have come between Swamp Water and This Land Is Mine. All my efforts to find out more about Renoir's contribution have been fruitless. I even tracked down Renoir's autobiography only to find that he doesn't mention it - not even in passing. Anyhow, Deanna Durbin is the daughter of a China missionary who rescues 8 orphan children (7 of them white) and brings them to the U.S. where they are about to be taken by the '40s version of Child Protective Services. So, she pretends to be the new, young bride of a shipping magnet who she believes was killed in a ship bombing. Romantic comedy complications ensue. I would recommend it mainly for Durbin fans, but also for those who would like to speculate on what it would have been if Jean Renoir has seen it through to completion.


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