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Hers to Hold (1943)

Approved | | Drama, Musical | 16 July 1943 (USA)
The third film in the "3 Smart Girls" trilogy starring Deanna Durbin as Penny Craig, the youngest sister in the Craig Family. Now all grown up, she goes to work in a munitions factory ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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The third film in the "3 Smart Girls" trilogy starring Deanna Durbin as Penny Craig, the youngest sister in the Craig Family. Now all grown up, she goes to work in a munitions factory during World War II determined to do her bit for America whilst wanting to be close to a young pilot, Bill Morley (Joseph Cotten). He gets posted overseas leaving Penny to worry for his safety. One of the film's songs was nominated for an Academy award.

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Three Smart Girls Join Up  »

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At one time the original title was Three Smart Girls Join Up. See more »

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When they show the home movies, a bug can be seen crawling around on the camera lens. See more »

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Follows Three Smart Girls (1936) See more »

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Manhattan Serenade
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The beautiful Miss Durbin
3 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As has been said by others, Hers To Hold, is not the greatest movie ever made story wise. But there have been much worse. I personally adore those black and white wartime romances.

The main purpose though of watching this movie is to see Deanna Durbin at her most beautiful. Rarely have I seen any actress of any period look so lovely as she does here. Without her the movie would be nothing. But with her it becomes compulsive viewing for any Durbin fan.

Joseph Cotten is excellent as the love interest. And the rest of the cast do what they had to competently. As always Deanna is very engaging in her part. She had great talent as an actress. She also had that wonderful voice, that is on display here. What a delight to hear her sing.


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