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      Because of Him

      1946 1h 28m Musical List
      Reviews 47% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A waitress (Deanna Durbin) gets the lead in a producer's (Charles Laughton) Broadway show, which offends the playwright (Franchot Tone). Read More Read Less

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      Steve D Not a great script but still fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Daffy comedy is helped immeasurably by the chemistry between Deanna Durbin and Charles Laughton. Not as good as their first teaming "It Started with Eve" but they make this far better than it should be. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I haven't seen any of her films before this but I imagine Deanna Durbin must have suffered a similar career fate to Doris Day, unable to make a film without studio bosses insisting she sing as well as act. Like Doris Day she can belt them out and the songs are pleasant enough, and her comedic talents are reasonable too. The 'aspiring actress hits the big time' story has been done much better than this but it's enjoyable enough. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Pleasantly unobtrusive, with an enjoyably hammy Laughton performance. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I love Deanna Durbin movies. Her movies were lighthearted frolics from the 1930's and 40's, calculated to snag you with her singing and cheerful demeanor. Her contagious joyfulness at singing leaps beyond the bounds of the camera and the years that have passed since this movie was made. '100 Men and a Girl' is another favourite of mine, and I love anything she did in her movies with the conductor Leopold Stokowski. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A waitress (Deanna Durbin) gets the lead in a producer's (Charles Laughton) Broadway show, which offends the playwright (Franchot Tone).
      Director
      Richard Wallace
      Genre
      Musical
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 8, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 28m