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It's a Date (1940)

It's a Date (1940)

It's a Date





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In It's a Date, the teenage diva Deanna Durbin is cast as Pamela Drake, the daughter of celebrated stage actress Georgia Drake (Kay Francis). Hoping to find success as an actress herself, Pamela energetically lobbies for the role of the maid in an upcoming play based on the life of St. Bernadette -- a role that has already been given to Georgia. When those conducting the auditions hear Pamela's singing, however, they quickly change their mind and offer the part to her. The rivalry between Pamela and Georgia intensifies when both fall in love with handsome middle-ager John Arlen (Walter Pidgeon). Innumerable complications follow, leading to a happy ending for both mother and daughter, though not quite the ending that either one had in mind. Deanna Durbin's musical repertoire this time out includes "Musetta's Street Song" from +La Bohème, "Loch Lomond," "Love Is All," and a curious climactic rendition of "Ave Maria." It's a Date was remade in 1950 as Nancy Goes to Rio, with Jane Powell and Ann Sothern.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jane Hall, Norman Krasna
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On DVD: Jul 24, 1991


Kay Francis
as Georgia Drake
Deanna Durbin
as Pamela Drake
Walter Pidgeon
as John Arlen
Eugene Pallette
as Gov. Allen
Samuel S. Hinds
as Sidney Simpson
S.Z. Sakall
as Carl Ober
Lewis Howard
as Freddie Miller
Cecilia Loftus
as Sarah Frankenstein
Henry Stephenson
as Capt. Andrews
Joe King
as First Mate
Fritz Feld
as Headwaiter
John Arledge
as Newcomer
Leon Belasco
as Captain
Mary Pat Kelly
as Governor's Wife
Eddie Acuff
as Ship's Steward
John Day
as Sleepy-Eyed Blonde
Fay McKenzie
as Young Girl
Linda Deane
as Young Girl
Phyllis Ruth
as Young Girl
Virginia Engels
as Young Girl
Eddie Polo
as Quartermaster
Mary Shannon
as Wardrobe Mistress
Mark Anthony
as Officer
Mary Kelly
as Governor's Wife
Joseph King
as First Mate
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It's purposefully pleasant and bland.

Full Review… | March 24, 2004
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Audience Reviews for It's a Date


Innocuous but who cares with a cast that includes Deanna Durbin, Kay Francis and Walter Pidgeon it's very enjoyable. Kay as was her standard is decked out in one knockout ensemble after another. Cecilia Loftus add a fun performance to the proceedings as Kay's maid and confidante.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Predictable romance comedy, but the comedy is pretty funny, so it's an okay movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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