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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 -- Deanna's last for the label -- which produced a 78-rpm album of four selections from the Green-Robin score -- the three other tunes being 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 »
Breezy romantic comedy worth watching for Deanna's songs...
Deanna Durbin was at the peak of her vocal abilities on screen by the time she made SOMETHING IN THE WIND and fortunately she has some pleasant and frequent musical interludes sprinkled throughout what is essentially a feeble plot.
She's once again up to her neck in a plot relying heavily on mistaken identity and pretending to be someone she's not. Her leading men are Donald O'Connor and John Dall, the latter being her love interest in a somewhat wooden performance. O'Connor tends to over exert himself in some rambunctious musical numbers while Deanna not only sings some lively numbers but also joins Jan Peerce, tenor of the Metropolitan Opera, for an operatic aria.
Obviously the film was designed to give Deanna a new and more glamorous look and wardrobe and some popular melodies to sing rather than the usual operatic or semi-classical numbers. Unfortunately, the plot is no more adult than her "little Miss Fix-it" fluff earlier in her career. But she looks wonderful and is in extremely good voice for all of her vocals. A pleasant and diverting experience for true Deanna Durbin fans.
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