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Deanna Durbin Sings Silent Night

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 24, 2018

I never miss watching this scene from Lady on a Train (1945) on Christmas Eve. Deanna Durbin's version of Silent Night is so soothing and full of the wonder of the season. Whatever you believe. Wherever you are tonight. I wish you peace and joy. read more

10 Things You May Not Know About Deanna Durbin

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Apr 9, 2018

10 Things You May Not Know About Deanna Durbin Deanna Durbin (1921 – 2013) was one of the biggest stars of the 1930s and 1940s. She had an international fan club that was the largest in the world. With her beautiful soprano voice and genuine charm on screen, Durbin endeared herself to a g read more

Deanna Durbin Sings Silent Night

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 24, 2017

The Christmas spirit always truly envelopes me when I hear Deanna Durbin sing Silent Night. I watch this scene from Lady on a Train (1945) every year, because it gives me a feeling of peace that I feel should be a part of the season, but because of the chaos of celebration and preparation often isn read more

Deanna Durbin in “First Love” #OCanadaBlogathon

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Feb 3, 2017

Deanna Durbin in “First Love” #OCanadaBlogathon This is my third time participating in the O Canada blogathon. It’s also my third time writing about Deanna Durbin. If you visit my blog, you’ll realize that my love for Durbin runs deep. She was an international star who h read more

Deanna Durbin Sings Silent Night

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 24, 2016

I watch this scene from Lady on a Train (1945) every year, because it gives me a feeling of peace that I feel should be a part of the season, but because of the chaos of celebration and preparation often isn't. Now in an increasingly chaotic world, I find it even more comforting and inspiring. read more

Warner Archive: Deanna Durbin and Kay Francis in It's a Date (1940)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Aug 4, 2016

As a Kay Francis and Deanna Durbin completist, I was delighted to see the pair starring in the recent Warner Archive release of It's a Date (1940), which is making its DVD debut. The first of four films Durbin would make with director William Seiter at Universal Studios, it's a breezy, charming litt read more

Franchot Tone and Deanna Durbin: Underrated Onscreen Couple

Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone Posted by Franchot Tone Fan on Feb 13, 2016

"If all young ladies of nineteen were as naturally lovely, unaffected, talented, and intelligent as Deanna Durbin, America would indeed be the land of the Pilgrim's Pride."                       read more

Mad About Deanna Durbin in "Mad About Music"

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Feb 1, 2016

Mad About Deanna Durbin in "Mad About Music" This post is part of the 2016 O Canada blogathon hosted by Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy. Anyone who has visited my blog or follows me on Twitter or read my entry in last year’s O Canada Blogathon, is aware that my love f read more

Deanna Durbin Sings Silent Night

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 24, 2015

I watch this scene from Lady on a Train (1945) every year, because it gives me a feeling of peace that I feel should be a part of the season, but because of the chaos of celebration and preparation often isn't. I hope Deanna Durbin knew how much joy she spread by simply sharing her voice. Happ read more

Deanna Durbin juggles murder and romance in... Lady on a Train (1945)

Love Letters to Old Hollywood Posted by Michaela on Oct 27, 2015

Ever since I became a classic film fan, I've been hearing about Deanna Durbin. Since Wizard of Oz was a giant favorite of mine, and since Durbin was the unofficial rival of Judy Garland, I was steadfast in believing that Durbin wasn't for me. It honestly made no sense, I know. I never had any intere read more

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘First Love’ (1939)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 30, 2015

I’m reviewing all of the films in the Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack, a 6-movie set featuring some of Durbin’s loveliest performances! This is the third film in the set. Previous reviews: ‘Three Smart Girls’ | ‘Something in the Wind’ Connie Harding (Deanna Durbin) read more

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Something in the Wind’ (1947)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 20, 2015

Mary Collins (Deanna Durbin) is a radio singer and disc jockey for WFBO. One morning, she gets called into a meeting with the very wealthy Donald Read (John Dall), head of Read Industries. In a case of mistaken identity, Donald believes that Mary was the mistress of Henry, his recently-deceased gran read more

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Three Smart Girls’ (1936)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Apr 12, 2015

Joan (Nan Grey), Kay (Barbara Read), and Penny (Deanna Durbin) are children of divorced parents who have just learned that their father plans to re-marry. The girls live in Switzerland with their mother (Alice Brady), and their father lives in New York. When they learn of his engagement, they decide read more

Deanna Durbin Sings Silent Night

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 24, 2014

Happy Holidays, Solstice, New Year or whatever it is that inspires you to eat, drink and be merry. Thank you for reading. read more

Deanna Durbin: Winnipeg’s Sweetheart

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 4, 2014

Deanna Durbin: Winnipeg’s Sweetheart This post is part of the O Canada blogathon hosted by Kristina of Speakeasy and Ruth of Silver Screenings. For more on famous Canadian movie folk, see the link at the bottom of this post. Deanna Durbin sang onEddie Cantor’s radio show. Canada read more

Deanna Durbin: Winnipeg’s Sweetheart

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 4, 2014

Deanna Durbin: Winnipeg’s Sweetheart This post is part of the O Canada blogathon hosted by Kristina of Speakeasy and Ruth of Silver Screenings. For more on famous Canadian movie folk, see the link at the bottom of this post. Deanna Durbin sang onEddie Cantor’s radio show. Canada read more

Deanna Durbin Sings Silent Night (2)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Dec 24, 2013

Time for my favorite yearly tradition: listening to Deanna Durbin sing Silent Night on Christmas Eve. This peaceful moment is from the otherwise fast-paced musical/comedy/film noir Lady on a Train (1945). I can't believe I am sharing this clip for the fifth year in row. This time it is p read more

Happy Birthday to Deanna Durbin (2)

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 4, 2013

From her debut in “Three Smart Girls in 1936 to 1948′s “For the Love of Mary, Ms. Edna Mae Durbin brought a sincere sweetness and a genuine humility to her Hollywood career. In a town and an industry that is built on worship of the star (most times self-adulation as well) Deanna wa read more

Happy Birthday to Deanna Durbin

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 4, 2013

From her debut in “Three Smart Girls in 1936 to 1948’s “For the Love of Mary, Ms. Edna Mae Durbin brought a sincere sweetness and a genuine humility to her Hollywood career. In a town and an industry that is built on worship of the star (most times self-adulation as well) Deanna wa read more

Happy Birthday to Deanna Durbin

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Dec 4, 2013

From her debut in “Three Smart Girls in 1936 to 1948’s “For the Love of Mary, Ms. Edna Mae Durbin brought a sincere sweetness and a genuine humility to her Hollywood career. In a town and an industry that is built on worship of the star (most times self-adulation as well) Deanna wa read more
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