An aspiring actress is offered the lead in a major new play, but discovers that her mother, a more seasoned performer, expects the same part. The situation is further complicated when they both become involved with the same man.
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Mary Peppertree, a switchboard operator in the White House, is being courted by three men; Philip Manning, an attorney; Navy Lieutenant Tom Farrington, naval-aide to the President; and David Paxton, whose father owns an island in the Pacific. When the U.S. Navy negotiates for the purchase of the island for a base, David agrees to sell on two conditions - that Philip be made a judge in a court at least 1500 miles from Washigton, and that Lieutenant Farrington be given sea duty. Written by
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This was the last film appearance of Deanna Durbin. On August 22, 1948, two months after the picture wrapped, Universal International announced a lawsuit brought against Miss Durbin for the sum of $87,083 in wages advanced to her. The actress settled the dispute be agreeing to stay on with the studio for an additional three pictures (including a project intended to be shot in Paris). Instead, Universal International simply permitted Deanna's contract to expire on August 31, 1949. Upon leaving the studio after 13 years and 21 features, Deanna was paid $150,000 for the three abandoned films plus another $50,000 owed her for this movie. Miss Durbin then retired from all of show business. In subsequent years, producer Joe Pasternak, Deanna's early mentor at Universal, could not persuade Miss Durbin to resume her film career at MGM, and she would reject two prime female leads offered by the studio: in the Jack Cummings production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate (1953), and in the Pasternak filming of Sigmund Romberg's The Student Prince (1954). See more »
In the kitchen at Gustav's, Mary is wearing earrings in some shots, but not in others. See more »
After seeing one of Deanna Durbin's movies on tv I decided to buy a video and chose this one for a start. As I love music anyways, you can't go wrong with any selection of hers, such a lovely singing voice, she does credit to any song. The story is well acted by each, and it has a quick wit with an interesting twist at the end. Also it's nice to see Harry Davenport in a film I hadn't seen before; he's been a reliable staple in many good movies of that era. It's entertaining and leaves you with a happy feeling after. We need not take life so seriously because after all it can be lighthearted and cheerful too. This film proves it.
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