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His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 November 1943 (USA)
A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Samuel Hoffenstein (original screenplay), Elizabeth Reinhardt (original screenplay) (as Betty Reinhardt)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deanna Durbin ... Ann Carter
Franchot Tone ... Charles Gerard
Pat O'Brien ... Martin Murphy
Akim Tamiroff ... Popoff
Alan Mowbray ... Buzz Jenkins
Walter Catlett ... Mortimer Kalb
Elsa Janssen ... Severina
Evelyn Ankers ... Elizabeth Campbell
Frank Jenks ... Emmett
Sig Arno ... Moreno
Hans Conried ... Reeves
Florence Bates ... Lady Sloughberry
Roscoe Karns ... Fields
Russell Hicks ... Sanderson
Andrew Tombes ... Brophy
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Storyline

A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Girl Godfrey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 7, 1944 with Deanna Durbin and Pat O'Brien reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

When Anne is walking with her new friends, the butlers, toward the apartment house you can see the reflection of the crew/camera on the side of a car in the street. See more »

Quotes

Mortimer Kalb: [to Ann] You know, the minute I laid eyes on you I says to myself - Mort, there's a little lady that ain't gonna be wrestlin' with that broom much longer.
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Crazy Credits

The foods, drinks, clothes, shoes, rubber, gas and other articles consumed or used in this picture are purely imaginary and have no relation to any actual foods, drinks, clothes, shoes, rubber, gas and other articles of today, rationed or unrationed. Any resemblance is purely accidental. This is a fable of the day before yesterday. See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Away
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Henry Martyn Blossom
Music by Victor Herbert
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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Excellent Example of Script by Committee
2 February 2001 | by moondog-8See all my reviews

Frank Borzage was one of the great directors and has left behind a solid body of artistic work. Deanna Durbin had an amazing screen presence that commands a following even 40 years after her retirement. Yet, this movie is totally dreadful. Why? Because the script is a prime example of too many people meddling in it: put in some broad comedy here, a little love-interest over there. Honestly, I've worked in movies for a quarter-century and I couldn't tell what the characters were about since they kept flip-flopping their motives and attitudes every few frames. It's as if the producers were acting out their ambivalence with Durbin's rapidly-approaching adulthood: let's make her sweet and innocent but show off her great legs; let's make her a love interest but downplay that angle, etc. Believe me, this one can give you a headache.


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