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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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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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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

Tommy Kelly, Ann Gillis, and Marcia Mae Jones, the three child stars of THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1938), all appear in this film, now playing teenagers. Kelly is one of Gillis's young suitors, while Jones plays a friend of Deanna Durbin. See more »

Quotes

Jane Dana: Don, I'm afraid I did some things that must have hurt you a lot.
Don Webb: I only remember the things you did that didn't.
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Soundtracks

Here Comes the Bride
Music by Richard Wagner
Conducted by Walter Brennan
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Meh...
20 November 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In 1941, Deanna Durbin was the biggest star at Universal and helped to save the sagging studio. However, this film represents a big of an awkward period. Up until this period, Deanna played young and virginal characters but by 1941, she was entering her 20s and having her play such roles was problematic to say the least! So, instead of a small change, the studio decided to try to titillate and named her next film "Nice Girl?" and they publicized that this sweet young lady would get her first screen kiss. Unfortunately, the film also is rather dull and when seen today it's not exactly a crowd pleaser.

The dull and slow-moving plot finds Mr. Oliver Dana (Robert Benchley) trying to raise his three daughters with the help of his housekeeper (Helen Broderick). The main focus is on Jane (Durbin) and whether or not she'll get the slow-witted Don (Robert Stack) or Richard Calvert (Franchot Tone). As for Don, he's much more interested in cars than sex and Richard is downright old compared to Deanna (he's 16 years her senior). It's all punctuated with Durban singing and ends with her singing a rousing patriotic tune--which varied depending on if you lived in the US or UK!

As I said...slow and dull. Not a bad film but one that never help my interest and was far from one of Durbin's best.


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