Can't Help Singing Overview:

Can't Help Singing (1944) was a Musical - Western Film directed by Frank Ryan and produced by Felix Jackson.


When her cavalry officer fiance heads west, the daughter (Durbin) of a Washington senator decides to follow him. She unexpectedly falls for the master of the wagon train when she learns of her fiance's infidelity. Features an original score by Kern, including the Oscar-nominated song "More and More."

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


Academy Awards 1945 --- Ceremony Number 18 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringJerome Kern, H. J. SalterNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Jerome Kern; Lyrics by E. Y. HarburgNominated

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This movie is Deanna Durbin's only Technicolor vehicle. Unfulfilled plans to showcase Miss Durbin in color, proposed between 1938 and 1953, included these eventually produced films: First Love (which starred Miss Durbin in black and white), Phantom of the Opera (Susanna Foster in Technicolor), Up in Central Park (Miss Durbin in black and white), A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Rhonda Fleming in Technicolor), Melba (Patrice Munsel in Technicolor), Kiss Me Kate (Kathryn Grayson in Anscocolor), The Student Prince (Ann Blyth in Anscocolor) and Song of Norway (Florence Henderson in Color by DeLuxe)
Over its December 1944-January 1945 run at Lowe's Criterion Theatre in Manhattan, this film broke the attendance record.
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