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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
Walter Catlett ...
Mortimer Kalb
Elsa Janssen ...
Severina
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Elizabeth Campbell
Frank Jenks ...
Emmett
Sig Arno ...
Moreno
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Reeves
Florence Bates ...
Lady Sloughberry
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Fields
Russell Hicks ...
Sanderson
Andrew Tombes ...
Brophy
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Storyline

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

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 7, 1944 with Deanna Durbin and Pat O'Brien reprising their film roles. 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

In the Spirit of the Moment
Music by Walter Jurmann (as Walter Jurman)
Lyrics by Bernie Grossman
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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Very touching musical
14 July 2004 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

This movie is a good example for the Old Classical Hollywood pictures! It has a lot of funny moments, nice, good-looking actors, incredible Durbin's charming voice and really nice and touching story! O.k. maybe it is not an high art movie, but people come on! These days we don't have high arts almost at all! Neither we have relaxing, touching with GOOD TASTE musicals!! Because, who's going to sing the way Durbin did??? There is nobody as gifted as the old actors! I mean, take just Astair, Garland, Crosby, Sinatra, Kelly! These days we don't have such in-every-way talented actors! They could do everything: musicals, comedies, drama. This movie is for everyone, who enjoys Classical movies!! It's worth seeing!


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