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Every Sunday (1936)

Approved | | Short, Comedy, Music | 28 November 1936 (USA)
Two teenage girls lend their fantastic singing voices to the cause when the city council threatens to replace the orchestra led by one girl's grandfather as the regular entertainment at the Sunday concert-in-the-park series.

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Edna's grandfather is a conductor of a small orchestra that gives concerts in the park every sunday. Because of lack of audience the city officials want to cancel these concerts. To stop this from happening, Judy and Deanna gather a crowd the following sunday, and to keep its attention, they themselves perform alongside the orchestra. Deanna sings an aria and Judy sings 'Americana'. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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This was featured on the DVD release of For Me and My Gal (1942). See more »

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Judy: Pop, you just have no soul. Good night.
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Featured in That's Entertainment! (1974) See more »

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Il Bacio
Music by Luigi Arditi
Lyrics by Gottardo Aldighieri
Performed by Deanna Durbin
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In Their Salad Days
4 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Every Sunday is an eleven minute short subject featuring the talents of two of its young juvenile contract players, a pair who would develop into players of note in the future. It's interesting and entertaining to see the contrasting styles of Judy Garland and Deanna Durbin as they perform at a Sunday concert for Deanna's uncle.

Of course no one knew how big both of these young ladies would get to be. I've always wondered why Mayer kept Garland and let Durbin go to Universal. L.B. always had pretensions to culture and this was the guy who had Jeanette MacDonald at his studio and later on hired such lovely soprano voices as Jane Powell, Ann Blyth, Doretta Morrow, etc.

Judy certainly had her glorious career at MGM, but she paid a heavy price for it. Deanna, along with Abbott&Costello and several Gothic horror monsters preserved Universal pictures. She was smart enough to get out at the top and make it stick.

So, in their salad days, Deanna Durbin and Judy Garland.


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