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Because of Him (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 18 January 1946 (USA)
A young woman who wants to break into the theater schemes to become the protege of a famous Broadway star.

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Edmund Beloin (screenplay), Edmund Beloin (story "Catherine the Last") | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Deanna Durbin ... Kim Walker
Charles Laughton ... John Sheridan
Franchot Tone ... Paul Taylor
Helen Broderick ... Nora
Stanley Ridges ... Charles Gilbert
Donald Meek ... Martin
Regina Wallace Regina Wallace ... Head Nurse
Charles Halton ... Mr. Dunlap
Douglas Wood Douglas Wood ... Samual Hapgood
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Shawlee ... Autograph Seeker (as Joan Fulton)
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Storyline

A beautiful young woman, an aspiring actress, trick a famous stage star into signing a letter recommending her talents to a producer friend, with amusing results. Written by <staceyk@rpi.net.au>

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Song FILLED - Laugh PACKED! (original ad - many caps)


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catherine the Last See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Deanna Durbin was pregnant during the filming of this movie. See more »

Goofs

Kim Walker refers to the bird in Charles Gilbert's office as a 'parrot'. It is actually a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, an Australian member of the parrot family. See more »

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Featured in Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Bye!
Written by Francesco Paolo Tosti and G.J. Whyte-Melville
Performed by Deanna Durbin
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Unbelievable

Deanna Durbin has perhaps the most beautiful singing voice in the history of this planet. I never leave reviews but had to say something upon reading the review of the ignoramus who spoke of her singing in--to put it politely--disparaging terms. To you, sir, madam, or whatever else you could possibly be, do the human race a favor and please resign from it. That act alone would probably bring peace and sanity to a world sadly in need of it.

There's a reason she alone saved Universal Studios from bankruptcy. Because 60 years ago, people actually had ears, eyes, and brains. God save us all.


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