100 Men and a Girl (1937)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

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.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts
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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
Tommy Bitters
as Jed Prouty
Jack Smart
as Marshall, the Doorman
Jed Prouty
as Tommy Bitters
Jameson Thomas
as Russell
Howard Hickman
as Johnson
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
John Hamilton
as Manager
Eric Wilton
as Butler
Mary Forbes
as Theater Patron
Rolfe Sedan
as Guest
Leonid Kinskey
as Pianist
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.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Music by Mozart, Verdi and others, plus songs sung by the youthful Deanna, fill a brisk and rather charming 85 minutes.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012

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.

Full Review… | January 31, 2012
TV Guide

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.

Full Review… | May 2, 2006
Goatdog's Movies

Ever so cloying as it serves up dollops of sweetness, but it's entertaining, satisfyingly fairy tale-like and put over with much skill.

Full Review… | February 26, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Deanna Durbin's most popular film, which stars conductor Leopold Stokowski, was nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture.

Full Review… | December 18, 2005

Audience Reviews for 100 Men and a Girl


Possibly Deanna Durbin's best film, an excellent showcase for her young talents and an adept mix of popular ("It's Raining Sunbeams") and classical (Leopold Stokowski) music.

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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 Ballantine
John Ballantine

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