Can't Help Singing (1944)





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In this musical western, a young woman heads for California to find her errant lover and en route finds herself tempted by romance with another. This was the first Technicolor film in which Deanna Durbin appeared. Jerome Kern and E.Y Harburg penned the memorable songs that include: "Cal-i-for-ni-ay," "Elbow Room," "Swing Your Sweatheart," and "Any Moment Now."
Classics , Musical & Performing Arts , Western
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Thomas Gomez
as Carstairs
Ray Collins
as Sen. Frost
Akim Tamiroff
as Prince Gregory Stroganovsky
Robert Paige
as Johnny Lawlor
June Vincent
as Miss MacLean
David Bruce
as Lt. Robert Latham
Deanna Durbin
as Caroline Fist
Andrew Tombes
as Sad Sam
Olin Howland
as Bigelow
Clara Blandick
as Aunt Cissy
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Critic Reviews for Can't Help Singing

All Critics (2)

This mediocre musical, starring Deanna Durbin in her only color film, was nominated for two Oscars.

Full Review… | January 20, 2012

It's the first and only film Deanna Durbin did in Technicolor.

Full Review… | June 3, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Can't Help Singing

Deanna's in fine voice and looks great in Technicolor. The film itself is a trifle with zero relation to everyday life, Deanna travels all the way across country in a wagon train in frilly pastel gowns and saucer curls!, but if you like the sort of musical that is divorced from reality this is a pleasant time passer.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Gorgeous location photography in Technicolor highlights this OKLAHOMA-inspired Deanna Durbin musical; the lilting Jerome Kern melodies include the title tune and "More and More."

Michael Troudt
Michael Troudt

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