100 Men and a Girl

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Movie Info

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.


Deanna Durbin
as Patricia "Patsy" Cardwell
Adolphe Menjou
as John Cardwell
Alice Brady
as Mrs. Frost
Mischa Auer
as Michael Borodoff
Eugene Pallette
as John R. Frost
Billy Gilbert
as Garage Owner
Alma Kruger
as Mrs. Tyler
Jack Smart
as Marshall, the Doorman
Tommy Bitters
as Jed Prouty
Jed Prouty
as Tommy Bitters
Frank Jenks
as Taxi Driver
Christian Rub
as Gustave Brandstetter
Gerald Oliver Smith
as Stevens, the Butler
Jack Mulhall
as Rudolph, a Bearded Musician/Boarder
James Bush
as Music Lover
Mary Forbes
as Theater Patron
Edwin Maxwell
as Ira Westing, Music Editor
Bess Flowers
as Party Guest
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Critic Reviews for 100 Men and a Girl

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

  • 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.

    Jan 31, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Music by Mozart, Verdi and others, plus songs sung by the youthful Deanna, fill a brisk and rather charming 85 minutes.

    Jan 31, 2012 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jan 31, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    May 2, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Ever so cloying as it serves up dollops of sweetness, but it's entertaining, satisfyingly fairy tale-like and put over with much skill.

    Feb 26, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • Deanna Durbin's most popular film, which stars conductor Leopold Stokowski, was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture.

    Dec 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 100 Men and a Girl

  • Jul 11, 2013
    It was probably very cute back in the 30s but now it comes across as being a bit dated. For those who want a bit of sentiment and not a heck of a lot of substance.
    John B Super Reviewer

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