Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Lady on a Train’ (1945)

TMP’s exploration of the Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack ends today with a review of Lady on a Train. Previous reviews from the set: Three Smart Girls, Something in the Wind, First Love, It Started with Eve, Can’t Help Singing Nicki Collins (Deanna Durbin) is slightly obsessed with mystery novels. Her addiction to these books is well-known among her friends and family. While reading one of … Continue reading Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Lady on a Train’ (1945)

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Can’t Help Singing’ (1944)

TMP’s reviews of the films from the Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack continue! Can’t Help Singing is the fifth of six films included in the set. Stay tuned for a review of the final film, Lady on a Train. Previous reviews: Three Smart Girls, Something in the Wind, First Love, It Started with Eve Caroline Frost (Deanna Durbin) comes from a well-to-do family. As the talented, … Continue reading Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Can’t Help Singing’ (1944)

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘It Started with Eve’ (1941)

Note: Today, in a post long-overdue, we continue our exploration of the Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack with a review of 1941’s It Started with Eve. Previous reviews from this DVD set include Three Smart Girls, Something in the Wind and First Love. Stay tuned for reviews of the final two films in the set, Can’t Help Singing and Lady on a Train! The editor of … Continue reading Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘It Started with Eve’ (1941)

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘First Love’ (1939)

I’m reviewing all of the films in the Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack, a 6-movie set featuring some of Durbin’s loveliest performances! This is the third film in the set. Previous reviews: ‘Three Smart Girls’ | ‘Something in the Wind’ Connie Harding (Deanna Durbin) has spent the past four years of her life at Miss Wiggins’ (Kathleen Howard) School for Girls. She is graduating, and while … Continue reading Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘First Love’ (1939)

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Something in the Wind’ (1947)

Mary Collins (Deanna Durbin) is a radio singer and disc jockey for WFBO. One morning, she gets called into a meeting with the very wealthy Donald Read (John Dall), head of Read Industries. In a case of mistaken identity, Donald believes that Mary was the mistress of Henry, his recently-deceased grandfather. He offers her some hush money. Mary, innocent of the accusations, gets angry and … Continue reading Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Something in the Wind’ (1947)

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Three Smart Girls’ (1936)

Joan (Nan Grey), Kay (Barbara Read), and Penny (Deanna Durbin) are children of divorced parents who have just learned that their father plans to re-marry. The girls live in Switzerland with their mother (Alice Brady), and their father lives in New York. When they learn of his engagement, they decide to go to New York with their housekeeper Martha (Lucile Watson) in tow. Judson Craig … Continue reading Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Three Smart Girls’ (1936)