Mad About Music

Mad About Music

Deanna Durbin
Director: Norman Taurog Cast: Deanna Durbin
Deanna Durbin
, Herbert Marshall
Herbert Marshall
, Arthur Treacher
Arthur Treacher
Norman Taurog


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In this musical comedy, a girl with a lively imagination gets in hot water when she tries to make her tall tales real. Gloria Harkinson (Deanna Durbin) is the teenage daughter of Gwen Taylor (Gail Patrick), a well-known Hollywood actress who has shipped Gloria off to a boarding school in Switzerland to keep the girl out of the public eye, partly for her well being, and party because Gwen would prefer people not to know that she's old enough to have a teenage daughter. Gloria amuses herself and earns the awestruck admiration of her schoolmates when she begins spinning increasingly remarkable tales about the globe-trotting adventures of her millionaire father. However, in reality Gloria has no father, and after some time, her friends become skeptical and demand some sort of physical evidence that he exists. Gloria makes the acquaintance of Richard Todd (Herbert Marshall), a British composer, and she asks him if he wouldn't mind posing as her dad so that her friends could meet the man they've heard so much about. Richard agrees, but the scheme doesn't go quite as Gloria had hoped. Mad About Music was later remade as The Toy Tiger (1956), with "Gloria" turned into a young boy named Timmie, and the songs removed.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/27/2013
UPC: 0025192052347
Original Release: 1938
Source: Universal Mod
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 34,027

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Deanna Durbin Gloria Harkinson
Herbert Marshall Richard Todd
Arthur Treacher Tripps
Gail Patrick Gwen Taylor
William Frawley Dusty Rhodes
Jackie Moran Tommy
Helen Parrish Felice
Marcia Mae Jones Olga
Christian Rub Pierre
Charles Peck Henry
Elizabeth Risdon Louise Fusenot
Nana Bryant Annette Fusenot
Sid Grauman Himself
Franklin Pangborn Hotel Manager
Charles Judels Conductor
Bert Roach Conductor
Martha O'Driscoll Pretty Girl
Vienna Boys' Choir Actor

Technical Credits
Norman Taurog Director
Phil Cahn Editor
Felix Jackson Screenwriter
Frederick Kohner Screenwriter
Bruce Manning Screenwriter
Jack Otterson Production Designer
Joe Pasternak Producer
Charles Previn Score Composer
Frank Skinner Score Composer
Joseph A. Valentine Cinematographer

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