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Something in the Wind (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 21 July 1947 (USA)
A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

Director:

Irving Pichel

Writers:

Harry Kurnitz (screenplay), William Bowers (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Deanna Durbin ... Mary Collins
Donald O'Connor ... Charlie Read
John Dall ... Donald Read
Charles Winninger ... Uncle Chester Read
Helena Carter ... Clarissa Prentice
Margaret Wycherly ... Grandma Read
Jean Adair ... Aunt Mary Collins
The Williams Brothers The Williams Brothers ... Singing Quartet (as The Four Williams Brothers)
Jacqueline deWit ... Fashion Show Saleslady (as Jacqueline de Wit)
Jan Peerce ... Tony
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A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For the Love of Mary See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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On December 6, 1946, Universal-International announced that this film, which would go before the cameras the following month, was being named "For the Love of Mary." Instead, the studio would hold back using this title until Deanna Durbin's last feature in 1948. See more »

Soundtracks

The Turntable Song
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Deanna Durbin
Later sung by Donald O'Connor and the The Williams Brothers
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This One Is Downwind
22 October 2011 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Few I suspect at Universal Studios thought that Something In The Wind would be one of Deanna Durbin's last films. If they thought that they might have taken more care with her material.

Teaming Deanna with Donald O'Connor another one of their juvenile mainstays was probably inevitable. Both O'Connor and Deanna are served well by the songs obviously written both in mind. Deanna's Turntable Song sold a few records back in the day and O'Connor's I Love A Mystery song and routine are well suited to his talents. But the highlight is an aria from Il Trovatore that Durbin sings with Jan Peerce of the Metropolitan Opera playing an opera singing cop.

The plot is truly a silly one. Older brother John Dall comes marching into Deanna's radio studio all full of himself demanding that she cease and desist demands for payments that his grandfather has been paying regularly to her. In fact grandfather was making payments to Durbin's aunt Jean Adair and a cursory examination of the records would show that the payments started before Durbin was born. But no one said Dall was too bright.

In any event this stupid error becomes the basis for the rest of the film causing complications for Dall, Durbin and O'Connor playing Dall's younger brother. Dall also has a fiancé played by Helena Carter who takes a dim view of it all as does his grandmother Margaret Wycherly.

Others besides Durbin and O'Connor fans might like Something In The Wind. But both have done better work than this.


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