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Title One hundred men and a girl / Universal ; directed by Henry Koster.

Published [England] : Simply Home Entertainment : DD Video : Universal, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (81 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Series Deanna Durbin collection.
Deanna Durbin collection.
Notes Title on container: 100 men and a girl.
DVD release of the 1937 motion picture. Copyright renewed 1965.
Special feature; Photo gallery.
Credits Screenplay, Bruce Manning, Charles Kenyon, James Mulhauser ; original story, Hans Kraly ; executive producer, Charles R. Rogers ; associate producer, Joe Pasternak ; director of photography, Joseph Valentine ; music, Frederick Hollander ; lyrics, Sam Coslow.
Performers Deanna Durbin, Leopold Stokowski, Adolphe Menjou, Alice Brady, Eugene Pallette, Mischa Auer, Billy Gilbert, Alma Kruger.
Summary John Cardwell (Adolphe Menjou), a trombone player, is only one of a large group of unemployed musicians. He tries unsuccessfully to gain an interview and audition with Leopold Stokowski, but not to disappoint his daughter, Patricia (Patsy) (Deanna Durbin), he tells her that he has managed to get the job with Stokowski's orchestra. Patsy soon learns the truth, and also learns that her father, desperate for rent money, has used some of the cash in a Lady's evening bag he has found, to pay his debts. The irrepressible and wilful Patsy seeks an interview with Mrs Frost, whose bag it was, and admits her father's actions. Mrs Frost (Alice Brady), a society matron and wife of rich radio station owner John R Frost (Eugene Pallette), lightheartedly offers to sponsor an orchestra of unemployed musicians. Taking her at her word, Patsy and her father recruit 100 musicians, rent a garage space and start to rehearse. Realising that Patsy took her seriously, Mrs Frost flees to Europe. Mr Frost tells John and his friends that he will not sponsor them, as they had supposed, unless they can attract a well-recognised guest conductor to give them a 'name' and launch them on their opening night. Patsy, undaunted, sets out to recruit none other than Leopold Stokowski to be that conductor. Stokowski at first definitely refuses-though when Patsy sings as the orchestra is rehearsing Mozart's "Alleluia" from Exsultate, jubilate, he strongly suggests that she seek professional voice training and eventual representation. By mistake, Patsy conveys the story to a newspaper music critic that Stokowski will conduct an orchestra of unemployed musicians, and that John R. Frost would broadcast the concert on the radio. When the story breaks, Frost protests his embarrassment to his friends, but they suggest valuable publicity would result. Frost immediately signs the one-hundred-man orchestra to a contract, though Patsy tries to tell them that Stokowski has not agreed. Stokowski is astonished and offended at the news, but Patsy enters Stokowski's palatial house surreptitiously, along with the entire orchestra. She apologises to him, and insists that he listen to the players. The conductor is so moved by their performance of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 that he postpones a European tour and agrees to the engagement. The concert is a rousing success for everyone, especially when Patsy, called upon to make a speech, instead agrees to sing the "Brindisi" (Drinking Song) from Verdi's opera La traviata.
System notes DVD ; PAL ; Region 2.
Other author Durbin, Deanna.
Stokowski, Leopold, 1882-1977.
Menjou, Adolphe, 1890-1963.
Koster, Henry, 1905-1988.
Universal Pictures (Firm)
Simply Home Entertainment.
DD Video.
Subject Musical films.
Variant Title 100 men and a girl.
Standard Number 5019322064848
Publisher Number DD 06484 DD Video