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Nice Girl? (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 21 February 1941 (USA)
A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Richard Connell (screen play), Gladys Lehman (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Deanna Durbin ... Jane Dana
Franchot Tone ... Richard Calvert
Walter Brennan ... Hector Titus
Robert Stack ... Don Webb
Robert Benchley ... Oliver Wendall Holmes Dana
Helen Broderick ... Cora Foster
Ann Gillis ... Nancy Dana
Anne Gwynne ... Sylvia Dana
Elisabeth Risdon ... Martha Peasley
Nana Bryant ... Mary Peasley
Georgie Billings Georgie Billings ... Pinky Greene (as George Billings)
Tommy Kelly ... Ken Atkins
Marcia Mae Jones ... Jane's Friend at Benefit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Egger Jack Egger
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Storyline

A young girl finds herself attracted to one of her father's business partners.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Musical

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love at Last See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the British version of this film, Deanna Durbin's finale was the patriotic favorite, "There'll Always Be an England" (music by Ross Parker and Harry Parr Davies, lyrics by Hugh Charles). Miss Durbin's "Thank You America" (music and lyrics by Walter Jurmann and Bernie Grossman), a song which didn't become popular despite Deanna's commercial single on Decca, closed the U.S. print. Both endings are included on the VHS and DVD release of the movie from Universal Studios. See more »

Quotes

Don Webb: I'm not sure where Samoa is, do you?
Jane Dana: [Pointing] Yeah, it's right over that way.
Don Webb: [Sarcastically] Oh, now I know.
Jane Dana: Well, all I know is that Robert Louis Stevenson said, "To get to Samoa you go to the Pacific Ocean and turn left."
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Soundtracks

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Music by Aldo Franchetti
Lyrics by Andrés de Segurola
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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Wonderful Girl!
26 June 2001 | by PrincessAnankaSee all my reviews

No other studio in Hollywood during the 30s and 40s could so beautifully evoke the haunting beauty of small town America than Universal. In the l941 "Nice Girl," a magical Deanna Durbin is set against probably the most ravishing recreation of Somewhere, USA ever put on film. Deanna's house is memorable with its big, wide windows, open to the wind, the cozy den and bedroom. Most haunting of all is when Deanna sings "Old Folks at Home" at a July 4th celebration near a river. Gorgeous photography, shadows, lights, all-American faces are unforgettable as Deanna sings. Remember that this was made just as America began to fight in World War II. The ending is a masterpiece. Deanna sings "Thank you America" in a radiant, thrilling way. the video shows you immediately an alternate ending that was shown in England at that time, "There'll always be an England." Robert Stack is so gorgeous looking you wonder why he didn't become a major star. Wonderful supporting cast, more great music and this all combines to make "Nice Girl?" a much beloved addition to your library. If you don't like music, then study it for its all-American wholesomeness, sincerity and the styles and clothes of a long ago era. A masterpiece!


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