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

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

It’s a Date (1940)

Georgia (Kay Francis) and her daughter, Pamela (Deanna Durbin), are both performers. Georgia is an aging actress who is losing her popularity, while young and peppy Pamela is just getting started in her stage career. Desperate to find success as an actress, Pamela gets a hold of director Sidney Simpson (Samuel S. Hinds) and writer… Read More It’s a Date (1940)