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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.

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Cast overview:
... Mary Collins
... Charlie Read
... Donald Read
... Uncle Chester Read
... Clarissa Prentice
... Grandma Read
... Aunt Mary Collins
The Williams Brothers ... Singing Quartet (as The Four Williams Brothers)
... Fashion Show Saleslady (as Jacqueline de Wit)
... 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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For the Love of Mary  »

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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 »

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It's Only Love
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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Breezy romantic comedy worth watching for Deanna's songs...
22 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Deanna Durbin was at the peak of her vocal abilities on screen by the time she made SOMETHING IN THE WIND and fortunately she has some pleasant and frequent musical interludes sprinkled throughout what is essentially a feeble plot.

She's once again up to her neck in a plot relying heavily on mistaken identity and pretending to be someone she's not. Her leading men are Donald O'Connor and John Dall, the latter being her love interest in a somewhat wooden performance. O'Connor tends to over exert himself in some rambunctious musical numbers while Deanna not only sings some lively numbers but also joins Jan Peerce, tenor of the Metropolitan Opera, for an operatic aria.

Obviously the film was designed to give Deanna a new and more glamorous look and wardrobe and some popular melodies to sing rather than the usual operatic or semi-classical numbers. Unfortunately, the plot is no more adult than her "little Miss Fix-it" fluff earlier in her career. But she looks wonderful and is in extremely good voice for all of her vocals. A pleasant and diverting experience for true Deanna Durbin fans.


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