Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

It may be thinly plotted, weakly acted, and move at the pace of a largo, but if there's one area in which this 1937 musical hits all the right notes, then it's the showcasing of leading actress Deanna Durbin.

Not that she gets a whole lot of range to play in this her second feature - in places her character manages to even become annoying - but she acts faultlessly, and sings… well, words fail me. How can you go wrong with all-round talent like that? Even an unengaging tale about two boring old orchestras can't dampen the mood.

It's amazing to watch and hear this teenager perform knowing that, less than a month ago, she sadly passed away at the age of 91.

No Deanna, you'll always be young.

(available for a song here)

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