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Something in the Wind (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 21 July 1947 (USA)
A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

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A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

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"The Turntable Song (Round an' Round' an' Round)"--music by Johnny Green, lyrics by Leo Robin--a chipper swing novelty, became the final hit tune (albeit moderate) from a Deanna Durbin movie. Commercial recordings were made by Miss Durbin with Johnny Green and His Orchestra on Decca, from a July 22, 1947 recording session--her last for the label--which produced a 78-rpm album of four selections from the Green-Robin score; the three other tunes were the title number, "It's Only Love" and "You Wanna Keep Your Baby Looking Right"); The Andrews Sisters with Vic Schoen's Orchestra, also on Decca; The Modernaires with the Mitchell Ayres Orchestra on Columbia, plus the film's title song on the flip side; Jack Smith with Clark Sisters and Earl Sheldon's Orchestra on Capitol; Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra, featuring vocalists Don Cornell, Laura Leslie and The Kaydets, on RCA Victor; plus Four Chicks and a Chuck with the Jack Miller Orchestra on MGM Records. See more »

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It's Only Love
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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This One Is Downwind
22 October 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Few I suspect at Universal Studios thought that Something In The Wind would be one of Deanna Durbin's last films. If they thought that they might have taken more care with her material.

Teaming Deanna with Donald O'Connor another one of their juvenile mainstays was probably inevitable. Both O'Connor and Deanna are served well by the songs obviously written both in mind. Deanna's Turntable Song sold a few records back in the day and O'Connor's I Love A Mystery song and routine are well suited to his talents. But the highlight is an aria from Il Trovatore that Durbin sings with Jan Peerce of the Metropolitan Opera playing an opera singing cop.

The plot is truly a silly one. Older brother John Dall comes marching into Deanna's radio studio all full of himself demanding that she cease and desist demands for payments that his grandfather has been paying regularly to her. In fact grandfather was making payments to Durbin's aunt Jean Adair and a cursory examination of the records would show that the payments started before Durbin was born. But no one said Dall was too bright.

In any event this stupid error becomes the basis for the rest of the film causing complications for Dall, Durbin and O'Connor playing Dall's younger brother. Dall also has a fiancé played by Helena Carter who takes a dim view of it all as does his grandmother Margaret Wycherly.

Others besides Durbin and O'Connor fans might like Something In The Wind. But both have done better work than this.


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