- Actors: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Walter Brennan, Robert Stack, Robert Benchley
- Directors: William A. Seiter
- Writers: Frederick Kohner, Gladys Lehman, Phyllis Duganne, Richard Connell
- Producers: Joe Pasternak
- Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, HiFi Sound, NTSC
- Rated: Not RatedNR
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Universal Studios Ho
- VHS Release Date: January 28, 1997
- Run Time: 91 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- ASIN: 6304296975
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,738 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The video ends with the song "There'll Always Be An England". This song was only added to the film on British release. Deanna sang it direct to the audience, and no doubt her English parents would be just as delighted as the British film-goers who went forth into the black-out feeling uplifted.
The music is beautiful this time out, with Deanna getting to sing everything from the sweet "Beneath the Lights of Home" to the lovely "Love at Last" with music and lyrics by Jacques Press and Eddie Cherkose. The songs never seem intrusive here but fit perfectly into the story. They are simply part of a mosaic painted here by director William A. Seiter and producer Joe Pasternak. Vera West dressed Deanna in this film and reminds the viewer that Durbin was everything a girl is supposed to be, and just a bit more.
Deanna is Jane Dana, the quiet daughter of Professor Dana (Robert Benchley). His youngest daughter, Nancy, is boy crazy, and his other daughter, Sylvia, wants to be an actress and takes every opportunity to ham it up. Jane takes care of the rabbits and helps her dad out with his research. He is hoping for a fellowship that will let him expand his work. When a big university sends Richard Calvert (Franchot Tone) to Stillwater to interview Jane's dad for the grant, things will never be the same.
Jane's boyfriend, Don (Robert Stack), is so crazy about his car he misses all her signals for romance. When the handsome Richard appears on the scene, all three sisters descend on him like bees to a pot of honey. Young Nancy's attempts to seem older are a hoot but Jane has the inside track when she borrows Don's car and sabotages it in order to play seductress.Read more ›
Co-starring Robert Stack (Deanna's leading man in "First Love"), NICE GIRL? paints a sweet portrait of small-town America at a time when the effects of World War II were starting to infiltrate everyday activities. Deanna plays Jane Dana, the middle daughter of a highschool professor (Robert Benchley). Jane gets into untold strife when she drives her father's colleague Richard Calvert (Franchot Tone) back to his New York address and is forced to stay the night because of heavy rain. Of course Jane's totally innocent, but the townsfolk have other ideas when Jane is seen driving back in the wee hours of the morning, dressed in a chic ensemble belonging to Richard's sister!
Deanna must have had fun playing with her wholesome screen image in NICE GIRL?, one of the first movies which displayed the songbird with a more mature subject matter. Deanna gets to sing "Love at Last", "Perhaps", and "Beneath the Lights of Home". She closes the film with a stirring medley of "Thank You America" and "There'll Always Be an England".
One of Deanna's biggest wartime hits.
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Tape arrived in good condition. Movie a typical Deanna -magnificent singing!Published 4 months ago by ron klassen
I liked Deanna Durbin and Robert Stack in First Love so I was interested in seeing this movie. It was only okay. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Elsa
Always love any of Deanna Durbins movies and songs. There was never a voice like hers before or aafter her.Published on February 28, 2014 by Thomas L. Bryant
great arrival time and vender. but ending of this movie stupid. but the product was great shape and if i liked the movie--it would have been great.Published on July 12, 2013 by vallyn
Deanna Durbin was wonderful and are trying to obtain all of her movies.
Seems like she was able to have a good career without the usual Hollywood corruption.
I really love Deanna Durbin's voice, it's unique. This is a cute story about a family comprised of a father, his daughters and a housekeeper. Read morePublished on January 30, 2013 by Carmen Davila
Will this ever be released on DVD? I guess Deanna's films have lost steam. Deanna's first teaming with fading star Franchot Tone, second teaming with First Kiss star Robert Stack. Read morePublished on November 20, 2009 by movie lady
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