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His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 26 November 1943 (USA)
A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Betty Reinhardt)
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Cast

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Ann Carter
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Charles Gerard
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Martin Murphy
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Popoff
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Buzz Jenkins
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Mortimer Kalb
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Severina
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Elizabeth Campbell
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Emmett
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Moreno
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Reeves
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Lady Sloughberry
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Fields
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Sanderson
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A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

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Comedy | Romance

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26 November 1943 (USA)  »

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My Girl Godfrey  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally slated for Carole Lombard under the title "My Girl Godfrey". See more »

Goofs

During the scene in the kitchen when Gerard's guests wait on Ann, the coffee that is almost spilled on her reveals to be solid inside the cup. See more »

Quotes

Mortimer Kalb: [to Ann] You know, the minute I laid eyes on you I says to myself - Mort, there's a little lady that ain't gonna be wrestlin' with that broom much longer.
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Crazy Credits

The foods, drinks, clothes, shoes, rubber, gas and other articles consumed or used in this picture are purely imaginary and have no relation to any actual foods, drinks, clothes, shoes, rubber, gas and other articles of today, rationed or unrationed. Any resemblance is purely accidental. This is a fable of the day before yesterday. See more »

Soundtracks

Is It True What They Say About Dixie?
(uncredited)
Written by Irving Caesar, Samuel Lerner and Gerald Marks
Sung by Iris Adrian and Robin Raymond
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Horrible Film
20 April 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am a lover of all old movies especially musicals, and I find this to be the absolute worst I've seen. I do enjoy Judy Garland, so that may be partially why I don't like Durbin's style. She doesn't seem to have the sparkle of any of the great musical stars such as Alice Faye or Kathryn Grayson. She is very beautiful, but I think she should have been a chorus girl, or a musical specialty. Most movies that I have seen that weren't the greatest still had the leading actress giving a good performance even under the most stupid circumstances.

Now that I've expressed my opinion of the star I can restate much of what others have commented on, the script. In this movie I didn't believe anything. I thought the way Durbin was acting towards her brother was real LOVE, not family love. It was horrible. I'll see another Deanna Durbin film and hopefully I can find something nicer to say about it.


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