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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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Trivia

During the press junket for the film, a Universal-International press agent concocted a fake organization, the National Association of Disc Jockeys, in honor of the fact that Deanna Durbin. played a DJ. The real DJs invited to the junket liked the idea, and decided to make it a real association. See more »

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I Love a Mystery
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Sung by Donald O'Connor
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Deanna Durbin is her grown up self in Something in the Wind
3 January 2016 | by tavmSee all my reviews

After seeing her Three Smart Girls on the same DVD, I watched the other of Deanna Durbin's movies on it-this one, Something in the Wind. Made more than a decade after the previous one I mentioned, Ms. Durbin is no longer a young teen here but quite an alluring adult. She sings both her familiar opera songs and some more contemporary music of the time to fine effect. One of her costars is Donald O'Connor, just out of the military and doing his funny enough shticks-some of which may be familiar to modern viewers if they've seen Singin' in the Rain. Another of Ms. Durbin's costars one may be familiar with here is Charles Winninger-who I just watched play her father in TSG-playing Donald's Uncle Chester. No, she doesn't end up with Donald but the leading man named John Dall. Don't really want to reveal the plot which isn't really all that believable, just turn your brain off and enjoy Something in the Wind.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1947 (USA) See more »

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