100 Men and a Girl (1937)
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In this film, the girl is teenaged singing sensation Deanna Durbin; the 100 men are out-of-work musicians, all living in the same rooming house. Still in her "little miss fix-it" stage, Durbin connives to help the musicians crack the big time.
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Critic Reviews for 100 Men and a Girl
Music by Mozart, Verdi and others, plus songs sung by the youthful Deanna, fill a brisk and rather charming 85 minutes.
There are many child stars who have been horrors to work with, but that was not the case with Deanna Durbin, who was surely one of the most agreeable tykes ever to don greasepaint.
Universal survived the Depression thanks to Boris Karloff and Deanna Durbin, the latter horror being a reedy-voiced child star who infected a number of late 30s musicals before creeping puberty ended her career. This is one of her more tolerable vehicles.
The film doesn't pack any surprises, but ... there's sometimes a happy reassurance that comes from watching a movie you know won't surprise you.
Ever so cloying as it serves up dollops of sweetness, but it's entertaining, satisfyingly fairy tale-like and put over with much skill.
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