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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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Something in the Wind
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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A surprisingly deft comedy by Deanna Durbin.
5 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently purchased this DVD as part of a six movie pack. I wished to review "Something In The Wind" because I had focused on Donald O'Connor too much. I was pleased to note that Deanna Durbin was an accomplished light comedy actress in addition to her vocal talents. The ease with which she performed her first song in this movie as a disc jockey is an excellent example of her innate acting ability.

The role played by John Dall seemed too far removed from his role in "The Corn Is Green". There seemed to be little chemistry between Durbin and Dall.

Donald O'Connor was polished as usual but then he had been in movies for over a decade by this time having debuted with Bing Crosby and Fred MacMurray in "Sing You Sinners". It was interesting to realize that the zany short routine he did for Deanna was the groundwork for his 'Make 'Em Laugh' routine in "Singing In The Rain".

Although the impact of "100 Men And A Girl" was never realized again, Deanna Durbin left an enjoyable body of work in her career in Hollywood. There were five or so as a young teen-ager beginning with "Three Smart Girls", "100 Men And A Girl", "Mad About You", "That Certain Age" and Three Smart Girls Grow Up".

With the advent of "First Love" (her'first screen kiss')and pairing with Bob Stack, she began to leave the adolescent stage. Her subsequent movies showed that she had acting ability in addition to her juvenile charm and appealing voice. She did not experience the awkward stage of Shirley Temple and graduated smoothly into adult roles. She may not have been another Irene Dunne nor Rosalind Russell but her comedy was enjoyable and her vocalization always pleasant albeit somewhat schmaltzy to some.

The Williams Bros received billing in this movie but it would be difficult to pick out which one was Andy.

For those not fortunate enough to have grown up in the Deanna Durbin 'saves Univeral Studio' era, this movie is one fine example of how she did it. Light but very entertaining.


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