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  • TBC
  • Comedy, Music
  • 1937
  • 85 mins

One Hundred Men and a Girl

One Hundred Men and a Girl


The girl is soprano Durbin, and her motives are entirely honourable - she wants to give work to 100 unemployed musicians who are, in the style of the Vienna Philharmonic, all male. Having got the orchestra together she needs a conductor, and - a couple of years before Disney thought of him for Fantasia - she opts for the silver-haired and flamboyantly talented Stokowski. Once in his home they tackle a piece by Liszt and the result is a triumph of ingenuousness over art.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Eugene Pallette, Leopold Stokowski, Deanna Durbin, Adolphe Menjou, Mischa Auer, Alice Brady
  • Director: Henry Koster
  • Writer: James Mulhauser, Bruce Manning, Charles Kenyon
  • Producer: Joe Pasternak
  • Photographer: Joseph A Valentine

In a nutshell

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

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