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Deanna Durbin - Mad About Music [DVD]


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  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000C663V
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,200 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Very uplifting and enjoyable.
Benee' Lynn
I was so surprised by such amount of lies told by everybody,I don't think in any other movie I have seen people lie so much.
Arun Singh
Mad About Music is one of Deanna Durbin's best films.
R. Christenson / Lunamation

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jim Andrews on October 23, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Durbin's best film, a totally illogical piece of nonsense set at a totally impossible girls' school in a Switzerland which only has existed in gingerbread houses. Parts of the school look like it was designed for the Seven Dwarfs. The plot, which has Deanna raised apart from her movie star mom who doesn't dare let the world know--gasp!--she has a teenaged daughter, makes NO sense at any level. Playing the mom, Gail Patrick looks like she's about to pause at any second, look straight at the camera and say, "How the Hell am I supposed to play this poor woman--she's an idiot and I'm obviously supposed to make her sympathetic." Durbin is darling, delightful, all pep and carbonation, and sings like an angel. She suffers beautifully when she suffers and can ride a bike and give out with the vocals at the same time (!). I love this totally screwy film. Did ANYONE believe ANY of it when it came out? Dunno but it was a GIGANTIC hit.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By R. Christenson / Lunamation on May 20, 2006
Format: VHS Tape
Mad About Music is one of Deanna Durbin's best films.

Durbin plays the daughter of a middle aged movie star, and to protect her mother's youthful image, she's sent to a girl's school in Switzerland. Here she writes herself phony letters from her imaginary father, a heroic explorer and game hunter. When a stranger (Herbert Marshall) comes to town she pretends he's her dad, to satsify her doubtful shoolmates. It's a typical comedy plot that gets a bit moving near the end, but Durbin's fine singing raises it above the level of the plot. In one of my favorite scenes she's about the get thrown off a train, and sings loudly to attract attention.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Arun Singh on September 3, 2013
Format: DVD
Taking a break from watching latest movies in Multiplex,which may turn out boring and you may doze off in between,I decided to watch some classics I had for a long time."Mad about Music" turned out to be refreshing with Deanna Durbin and her classmates singing "I love To Whistle" just after the rolling titles.Film is really pleasant and Deanna looks utmost beautiful and effortless in her singing.Deanna Durbin left us on 20 th April 2013.

Deanna who plays Gloria Harkinson makes up wild stories about her non-existent father and later on in the movie she speaks umpteenth lies to hide this one lie. Her mother played by Gail Patrick

is glamorous actress in Hollywood who has to hide that she has a fourteen year old daughter studying in a boarding school in Switzerland.Since Deanna had told this fib that her Father is a explorer cum hunter she asks her mother to ship various trophies of a hunt like ivory tusk.I was so surprised by such amount of lies told by everybody,I don't think in any other movie I have seen people lie so much.

A boy named Tommy played by Jackie Moran {Tom Sawyer (1938), Since You Went Away (1944)} takes a liking to Deanna and ask her for a date at a coffee shop.She lies to the head-mistress that her father is coming to meet her and to let her go.Now her class-mates follow her to the coffee shop where the boy gives her a bouquet.Her friend Olga { Marcia Mae Jones} comes and tell Deanna that her classmates have followed her to see her father on insistence of Felice {Helen Parrish}Felice is convinced that its all a lie a cock and bull story.

From there she goes to railway station to meet her father who is non-existent and not coming.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alsatian on August 15, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a very enjoyable film with Deanna Durbin still in her middle teenage years as she was in "One Hundred Men and a Girl" directly before this one. She is the daughter of a Hollywood actress going to a girls' school in Switzerland, which gives her many chances to sing, whistle and yodel . . . . and I particularly enjoyed her performance of the Gounod "Ave Maria" supported by a boys' choir. Herbert Marshall as her "adopted" father helped to create some interesting "comedy of errors" type jokes about mistaken identities while giving the film a certain respectability (as Leopold Stokowski did in her film right before this one). The print is quite good, although it is in PAL format and can be played only by the latest generation of DVD players. Arthur Treacher and William Frawley have opportunities for their own comic turns. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr Koichi Wakabayashi on May 3, 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Deanna Durbin's songs, especially Ave Maria, are all beautiful and splended. (When this movie was introduced in Japan, The Japanese title was Ave Maria.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By movie lady on November 20, 2009
Format: VHS Tape
One of the first teen films with the mean girl, the good girl, an unlikely plot, very good songs, and a happy ending!
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