Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.
USA, 1937. Universal Pictures Corporation. Screenplay by Bruce Manning, Charles Kenyon, James Mulhauser, based on an idea by Hanns Kraly. Cinematography by Joseph A. Valentine. Produced by Charles R. Rogers. Music by Charles Previn, Frank Skinner. Production Design by John W. Harkrider. Costume Design by Vera West. Film Editing by Bernard W. Burton. Academy Awards 1937.
Deanna Durbin is in top form in this charming little musical about a young girl who puts together a giant orchestra and secures funding from an absent-minded society lady (Alice Brady) in order to get her father employed. Durbin sings her little heart out, opera and popular tunes alike, and the sweet nature of the story will go over extremely well for any kind of family viewing.