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Because of Him (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 18 January 1946 (USA)
A young woman who wants to break into the theater schemes to become the protege of a famous Broadway star.

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A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results. Written by <staceyk@rpi.net.au>

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Song FILLED - Laugh PACKED! (original ad - many caps)

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Comedy | Romance

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18 January 1946 (USA)  »

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Catherine the Last  »

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Trivia

Deanna Durbin was pregnant during the filming of this movie. See more »

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Kim Walker refers to the bird in Charles Gilbert's office as a 'parrot'. It is actually a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, an Australian member of the parrot family. See more »

Connections

Featured in Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World (2013) See more »

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Danny Boy
Music traditional ("Londonderry Air") with lyrics by Frederick Edward Weatherly
Sung and hummed by Deanna Durbin
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4 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The film is only let down by Durban's (sic) terrible singing." . . . Now that's a good one! Deanna Durbin was catapulted to national prominence in her first appearance on the Eddie Cantor radio hour - at the age of 14 - as a singer. That program elicited 4,000 letters of praise, and off she took like a rocket. Her films were enormously popular, and she sang in every one. She changed the course of operatic singing and single-handedly inspired a whole new generation of opera singers. The list of her professional musical admirers is as long as your arm and includes Lily Pons, Maria Callas and Joan Sutherland, who said,"I wish I knew how she did it." Rostropovich, the great Russian cellist, said he was inspired to capture with his cello the same purity and clarity that he found in Durbin's singing. Mel Torme said Durbin was "phenomenal." He said she could sing anything you put in front of her and do it to perfection. I am rarely able to endure operatic singing, but Durbin is so good at everything, I'd rush to listen to her call hogs if given the chance.


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