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One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Joe Pasternak and Charles R. Rogers.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

Best Film EditingBernard W. BurtonNominated
Best Music - ScoringUniversal Studio Music Department, Charles Previn, head of department (no composer credit)Won
Best PictureUniversalNominated
Best WritingHans KralyNominated

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One Hundred Men and a Girl

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Tommy Bitters: [Having just had Frost light a cigarette for him only to have it explode in his mouth] When are you going to stop playing these cheap childish tricks on me?
John R. Frost: The day you stop playing them on me.
Tommy Bitters: Well, at least mine are funny, and new!
John R. Frost: Oh, yeah? Well, mine work.

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Actually, there were two or three "regular" woman members of the orchestra at this time, cellist Elsa Hilger and two harpists. Further, Eugene Ormandy was the principal conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra by 1937, not Stokowski.
Leopold Stokowski recorded the classical music in the film at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, using the Philadelphia Orchestra (of which he was still principal guest conductor), on a multi-channel sound system, the first time one was ever used to record music in a film. The musicians seen in the film, however, were L.A.-based players doing what was called "sideline" (seen but not heard, merely miming to a prerecorded soundtrack played by others).
The one hundred men of the title are actually the Philadelphia Orchestra.
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Best Music - Scoring Oscar 1937

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