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Spring Parade (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 27 September 1940 (USA)
In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Bruce Manning (screenplay), Felix Jackson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deanna Durbin ... Ilonka Tolnay
Robert Cummings ... Corporal Harry Marten
Mischa Auer ... Gustav
Henry Stephenson ... Emperor Franz Joseph
S.Z. Sakall ... Latislav Teschek - the Baker
Billy Lenhart Billy Lenhart ... Max (as Butch)
Kenneth Brown Kenneth Brown ... Moritz (as Buddy)
Walter Catlett ... Headwaiter
Anne Gwynne ... Jenny
Allyn Joslyn ... Count Zorndorf
Peggy Moran ... Archduchess Irene
Reginald Denny ... The Major
Franklin Pangborn ... Wiedlemeyer
Edward Gargan ... Inga - the Fortune Teller (as Ed Gargan)
Wade Boteler ... Sergeant
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Storyline

In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important and is destined for a happy marriage. Afterward she gets a job as a baker's assistant. She then meets a handsome army drummer (Robert Cummings) who secretly dreams of becoming a famous composer and conductor. Unfortunately the military forbids the young corporal to create his own music. But then Ilonka (Durbin) secretly sends one of the drummer's waltzes to the Austrian Emperor with his weekly order of pastries. Her act paves the way toward the tuneful and joyous fulfillment of the gypsy's prediction. Written by Stephen Hawkins

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vienna austria | remake | See All (2) »

Taglines:

LIVE, LAUGH and LOVE! With a Dancing, Romancing Deanna!

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anoixiatiki parelasis See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

Remake of Frühjahrsparade (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Foolish But It's Fun
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Music by Robert Stolz
Performed by Deanna Durbin
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One of the best Durbin films.
11 November 2001 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

One of the few Deanna Durbin films, almost all shot in black-and-white, not available on commercial video as of this writing. That's a shame. Universal needs to finally release this film as well Deanna Durbin's HERS TO HOLD, the final chapter in her THREE SMART GIRLS trilogy. SPRING PARADE is a charming and delightfully dated fairy tale-like film and makes a great companion to classics such as Danny Kaye's HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON, Shirley Temple's HEIDI as well as Sonje Henie's series of films.


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