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For the Love of Mary (1948) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Frederick de Cordova and produced by Robert Arthur.

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For the Love of Mary (1948)

By Cameron on Mar 22, 2017 From The Blonde At The Film

via: ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. This movie is mostly famous as Deanna Durbin‘s final film before she retired from show business at the age of 26. Her youth at retirement belies her busy career–she made 21 f... Read full article

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This was the last film appearance of Deanna Durbin. On August 22, 1948, two months after the picture wrapped, Universal International announced a lawsuit brought against Miss Durbin for the sum of $87,083 in wages advanced to her. The actress settled the dispute be agreeing to stay on with the studio for an additional three pictures (including a project intended to be shot in Paris). Instead, Universal International simply permitted Deanna's contract to expire on August 31, 1949. Upon leaving the studio after 13 years and 21 features, Deanna was paid $150,000 for the three abandoned films plus another $50,000 owed her for this movie. Miss Durbin then retired from all of show business. In subsequent years, producer Joe Pasternak, Deanna's early mentor at Universal, could not persuade Miss Durbin to resume her film career at MGM, and she would reject two prime female leads offered by the studio: in the Jack Cummings production of Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate, and in the Pasternak filming of Sigmund Romberg's The Student Prince.
The original story, called "White House Girl," was purchased by Universal from MGM.
In September 1947, Universal International announced that Karl Tunberg would produce this film and William A. Seiter would direct. Ultimately, this pair wound up guiding Deanna Durbin not through this movie but another already scheduled: Up in Central Park, which would begin shooting in October 1947.
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