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Because of Him (1946) DVD

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Because of Him (1946)


 Richard Wallace


 Edmund Beloin (screenplay), Edmund Beloin(story)


 Deanna Durbin, Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone
As appealing as ever in 1946, Deanna Durbin was admittedly getting a bit long in tooth for her ingenue-like role in Because of Him. Durbin is cast as Kim Walker, an aspiring actress determined to become the protegee of famed Broadway actor/producer Sheridan (Charles Laughton). The only person not charmed by Kim's herculean efforts to achieve stardom is playwright Paul Taylor (Franchot Tone), who balks when ordered to write a play for her. But even Taylor is won over by fadeout time, leaving Sheridan, who'd also had designs on Kim, in the lurch. Evidently intended as a "straight" comedy, Because of Him was turned into a musical at the last minute, with a handful of pleasant but irrelevant songs wedged into the proceedings.

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  1. Danny Boy the highlight sung by Deanna. 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 2nd 2017

    This was only an average Deanna Durbin movie, but was saved by the most beautiful rendition of "Danny Boy" Deanna needed a more mature plot. She and Charles Laughter are good together. Apart from the song, it did lack sparkle

  2. Deanna Durbin is the best! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on Dec 22nd 2016

    A light hearted comedy with a sprinkle of music to cheer up any soul!

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