100 Men and a Girl (1937)
as Patricia "Patsy" Cardwell
as John Cardwell
as Mrs. Frost
as Michael Borodoff
as John R. Frost
as Garage Owner
as Mrs. Tyler
as Jed Prouty
as Marshall, the Doorman
as Tommy Bitters
as Taxi Driver
as Gustave Brandstetter
as Stevens, the Butler
as Rudolph, a Bearded Musician/Boarder
as Music Lover
as Theater Patron
as Ira Westing, Music Editor
as Party Guest
Critic Reviews for 100 Men and a Girl
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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