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The Amazing Mrs. Holliday (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 19 February 1943 (USA)
A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Timothy Blake
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Henderson
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Commodore Thomas Spencer Holliday
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Edgar Holliday
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Karen Holliday
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Louise Holliday
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Ferguson
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Lucy
Gus Schilling ...
Jeff Adams
John F. Hamilton ...
Dr. Kirke (as J. Frank Hamilton)
Christopher Severn ...
Orphan
Yvonne Severn ...
Orphan
Vido Rich ...
Orphan
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A missionary tries to outwit the U.S. government and smuggle Chinese orphans into the country.

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As a Secret Wife...She Doesn't Do Bad! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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19 February 1943 (USA)  »

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Forever Yours  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Universal production number 1244. See more »

Crazy Credits

Actor Michael Chan's name does not appear in the onscreen cast credits. He is billed only in the end cast listing as The Chinese Baby. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 12 Angry Men (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Mong Djang Nu (A Chinese Lullaby)
(uncredited)
Traditional
English Translation by Rosalyda Chang
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A gentle story of orphans uprooted by war-torn China
1 April 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a heartwarming story that begins with the upheavals of war in China and how young lives find a new life in America. The lovely Deanna Durbin is protector of eight orphans and such is her dedication that she falls in with sailor Barry Fitzgerald's little scheme of pretending to be the widow of the elderly Commodore Holliday, with the resultant confusion, hilarious moments and bittersweet outcomes. Ms Durbin sings some fine old favorites and I particularly liked "Mighty Like a Rose" which she sings beautifully. It has light romance, comedy, and tender moments and is well recommended as excellent family fare.


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