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His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  26 November 1943 (USA)
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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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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
Elsa Janssen ...
Severina
Evelyn Ankers ...
Elizabeth Campbell
Frank Jenks ...
Emmett
Sig Arno ...
Moreno
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Reeves
Florence Bates ...
Lady Sloughberry
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Russell Hicks ...
Sanderson
Andrew Tombes ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

La soeur de son valet  »

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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

When Anne is walking with her new friends, the butlers, toward the apartment house you can see the reflection of the crew/camera on the side of a car in the street. 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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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

Medley of Russian Songs
(uncredited)
Music Arranged by Max Rabinowitz
Sung in Russian by Deanna Durbin
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Durbin in Fine Form
15 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I find it amusing that this musical's "lack of realism" was so appalling to several of the viewers. Thinking of the great musicals - "Show Boat", "Oklahoma", "South Pacific", the list is enormous - and criticizing their plots for verisimilitude or realism is rather like looking for the meaning of life in a Warner Brothers cartoon! It simply isn't important in the realm of the musical. When I think of some major musicals adapted for screen and the Sidneys and Walters with their heavy-handed ways directing them, Frank Borzage is so very much better. True, I'm not familiar with the director's lighter side but he handled things quite flowingly. I would have to agree that the script sounds like the work of a committee, but the songs were Durbin at her best. No, she didn't have the magnetism to light up the screen in any way but her voice was excellently suited for the material heard here.

Curtis Stotlar


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