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Deanna Durbin: Something in the Wind [DVD]

Deanna Durbin , Donald O'Connor , Irving Pichel    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Deanna Durbin, Donald O'Connor, John Dall, Charles Winninger, Helena Carter
  • Directors: Irving Pichel
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 12 July 2004
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0002JK6TY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,370 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Deanna Durbin plays a DJ on a local radio show who causes a scandal when she is accused of being the mistress of a rich old man. Hilarious from start to finish, SOMETHING IN THE WIND also features unforgettable songs from Deanna including 'It's Only Love' and 'Il Miserere'.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
When Mary Collins strides out utterly confident on stage to sing, I had a momentary flashback to Ethel Merman in 1959 striding down the theater aisle and calling, "Sing out, Louise, sing out!" Mary Collins, I mean Deanna Durbin at 26, was a supremely confident actress and singer, and there are a few times when you wouldn't want to get in her way. Balancing that are things Merman didn't have...a warm personality, a lovely face, a smile that could win you over and a voice that wouldn't break your eardrums. Merman was an amazing, one-of-a-kind performer; so was Deanna Durbin. What they share is a perfect confidence in their talent.

With Something in the Wind, audiences were watching a romantic comedy with songs featuring a mature young woman they'd been in love with since she was 15. Alone among the child stars of the Thirties, Deanna Durbin grew up on screen while maintaining her stardom, her poise and her box office clout. Here, as Mary Collins, she's a disc jockey who discovers that her aunt who raised her, also named Mary Collins, had been receiving regular checks from a wealthy industrialist. They had once been in love but the marriage plans had been broken up by his family. The whole thing was platonic, but when the old man died his will stated that the financial arrangements must continue. But now the young scion of the family, Donald Read (John Dall), wants to stop the arrangement and pay Mary Collins off. He wants no scandal. He thinks our Mary has been his grandfather's friend. He doesn't realize our Mary has an aunt with the same name. Mary doesn't know what he's talking about but is furious at the implication. Donald is a prig and engaged to a well-bred socialite. His grandmother is a woman who believes breeding is all.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DELIGHTFUL DEANNA 27 Aug 2010
The usual fluffy but still highly entertaining mix of music and comedy make this an enjoyable hour and a half
with a very good quality print
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I'm old enough to recognise beauty, talent, charisma and innocence when I see it but, not old enough to have been around when this motion picture was first released. Had I been, then I would gladly have paid my sixpence (2.5 pence to the younger audience)to watch this delightful and enjoyable film of song and talent. It was only through distant memories passed down to me by my parents that I, came to know about and, appreciate the beautiful and multi-talented Deanna Durbin or, Edna Mae Durbin to be precise.
When I purchased this DVD, my choice was based solely on Deanna Durbin's beautiful operatic voice and therefore, I did not know what to expect of her acting ability or of the storyline in the film - I wasn't to be disappointed! The story has all the elements required to make this film entertaining - love, adversity, injustice, triumph, dancing, singing and a romantic twist at the end of the tale.
The acting skills of Deanna Durbin, combined with the purity of her voice (both when speaking and singing) make for an enthralling film. She is ably assisted with the fine acting skills of Donald O'Connor, John Dall, Charles Winninger and many more of the accomplished actors, singers and dancers that encapsulate this 1947 film. A special mention should also be given to a very young Danny Kaye, who expresses a tom-foolery in this film that was later to be his trade mark and establish him as one of the great all time giants of acting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Surprise: 11 Jun 2011
By Ggnome
the film was a refreshing surprise with Donald O'connor's dancing and the delightful voice of Deanna Durbin. We recommend this to any film buff who enjoys the old style musicals.
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