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One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 5 September 1937 (USA)
The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Bruce Manning (original screen play), Charles Kenyon (original screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deanna Durbin ... Patricia Cardwell
Leopold Stokowski ... Leopold Stokowski
Adolphe Menjou ... John Cardwell
Alice Brady ... Mrs. Frost
Eugene Pallette ... John R. Frost
Mischa Auer ... Michael Borodoff
Billy Gilbert ... Garage Owner
Alma Kruger ... Mrs. Tyler
J. Scott Smart ... Stage Doorman (as Jack Smart)
Jed Prouty ... Bitters
Jameson Thomas ... Russell
Howard C. Hickman ... Johnson (as Howard Hickman)
Frank Jenks ... Taxi Driver
Christian Rub ... Brandstetter
Gerald Oliver Smith Gerald Oliver Smith ... Stevens
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Storyline

The daughter of a struggling musician forms a symphony orchestra made up of his unemployed friends and through persistence, charm and a few misunderstandings, is able to get Leopold Stokowski to lead them in a concert that leads to a radio contract. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Taglines:

IT'S A HONEY! IT'S A DARB! IT'S A DURBIN! (original herald-all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

100 Men and a Girl See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$762,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,270,200
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Deanna Durbin's vocal coach was Andrés de Segurola, a former Metropolitan Opera bass who had sung with Enrico Caruso. See more »

Goofs

The position of Patsy's hands when she's crying on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Leopold Stokowski: [Patsy has come to apologize for telling a newspaper that Stokowski would be conducting her orchestra of jobless musicians] But why did you do it? You must have had a reason.
Patricia "Patsy" Cardwell: Oh, yes! I had a hundred reasons! Would you like to hear them?
Leopold Stokowski: I certainly would.
Patricia "Patsy" Cardwell: [Goes to the door of his study and counts:] One! Two! Three! Four!
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in Mama's Family: National Mama (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

A Heart That's Free
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Alfred G. Robyn
Lyrics by Thomas Railey
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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Great 1937 Classic
12 December 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Enjoyed viewing this great film classic from 1937 and enjoying a long forgotten actress, Deanna Durbin,(Patsy Cardwell),"For the Love of Mary". Patsy plays a very talented young girl who has a fantastic voice and a father who is an unemployed musician played by Adolphe Menjou,(John Cardwell),"Bundle of Joy". John Cardwell goes behind the scenes where Leopold Stokowsk has just conducted a Symphony Orchestra and asks him for a job as a trumpet player or even a trombone or whatever. There is some drama and great classical music selections along with plenty of comedy by great talents like Billy Gilbert and Eugene Palette (John R. Frost)," The Mark of Zorro". Leopold Stokowsk was a famous conductor during this period of time and married a few women and had children, one of the marriages was to Gloria Vanderbilt. If you like an old time Classic, this is a good film to view and enjoy the great singing of Deanna Durbin. Enjoy


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