DEANNA DURBIN Can’t Help Singing Original Film Soundtracks Music CD


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DEANNA DURBIN Can’t Help Singing
Original Film Soundtracks Music CD

25 Tracks on 1 CD

1936 was a watershed year for Universal Pictures. Founder Carl Laemmle was replaced by new management after over-investing in the remake of Show Boat and it was the year that a bright new star arrived, Deanna Durbin, whose films were instrumental in saving the organisation from bankruptcy. The Canadian-born actress and singer possessed the technical skill and vocal range of a soprano, performing many styles from popular standards to operatic arias. Durbin was a child actress who made her first film appearance aged 14 with Judy Garland in Every Sunday (1936), subsequently signing a contract with Universal Studios. In 1938, at the age of 17, Durbin was awarded the Academy Juvenile Award. She retired from film-making in 1949, having achieved the status, in 1947, of top-salaried woman in the United States. She is reported to have said: “I can’t run around being a Little Miss Fix-It who bursts into song.” The films she appeared in are a musical legacy, performances from which feature on this disc.

Can’t Help Singing (1944) Can’t Help Singing / Any Moment Now / More And More / Californ-I-Ay
Spring Parade (1940) It’s Foolish But It’s Fun / When April Sings / Blue Danube Dream / Waltzing In The Clouds
Nice Girl? (1941) Perhaps / Swanee River – Old Folks At Home / Love At Last / Beneath The Lights Of Home
First Love (1939) Amapola 
Christmas Holiday (1944) Always / Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year
Three Smart Girls (1936) Someone To Care For Me / Il Bacio (The Kiss) / The Old Refrain
Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) Invitation To The Dance
Because Of Him (1945) Lover / Danny Boy / Goodbye
Lady On A Train (1945) Gimme A Little Kiss, Will Ya, Huh? / Night And Day / More And More / Can’t Help Singing

£15.99 with Free UK Postage

Additional information

Weight .101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm