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His Butler's Sister (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 November 1943 (USA)
A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Samuel Hoffenstein (original screenplay), Elizabeth Reinhardt (original screenplay) (as Betty Reinhardt)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Deanna Durbin ... Ann Carter
Franchot Tone ... Charles Gerard
Pat O'Brien ... Martin Murphy
Akim Tamiroff ... Popoff
Alan Mowbray ... Buzz Jenkins
Walter Catlett ... Mortimer Kalb
Elsa Janssen ... Severina
Evelyn Ankers ... Elizabeth Campbell
Frank Jenks ... Emmett
Sig Arno ... Moreno
Hans Conried ... Reeves
Florence Bates ... Lady Sloughberry
Roscoe Karns ... Fields
Russell Hicks ... Sanderson
Andrew Tombes ... Brophy
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Storyline

A young girl visits New York for two reasons: to see her half-brother, and to try to start a musical career.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Girl Godfrey See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally slated for Carole Lombard under the title "My Girl Godfrey". See more »

Goofs

When Anne is walking with her new friends, the butlers, toward the apartment house you can see the reflection of the crew/camera on the side of a car in the street. See more »

Quotes

Mortimer Kalb: [to Ann] You know, the minute I laid eyes on you I says to myself - Mort, there's a little lady that ain't gonna be wrestlin' with that broom much longer.
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Crazy Credits

The foods, drinks, clothes, shoes, rubber, gas and other articles consumed or used in this picture are purely imaginary and have no relation to any actual foods, drinks, clothes, shoes, rubber, gas and other articles of today, rationed or unrationed. Any resemblance is purely accidental. This is a fable of the day before yesterday. See more »

Soundtracks

In the Spirit of the Moment
Music by Walter Jurmann (as Walter Jurman)
Lyrics by Bernie Grossman
Sung by Deanna Durbin
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His Butler's Sister - a super movie
14 May 2007 | by vmfreeSee all my reviews

This film is really lovely.

Deanna is in top form, so pretty too here!

The ending always makes me cry no matter how many times I've watched the film!

How nice now to be able to watch it on DVD sixty-four years after it came out and be captivated all over again just like all the butlers in the film were! Everything about it seems just right with lots of nice touches.

I recently bought the DVD Collection of all Deanna's movies but I have only ever seen two others. One of the others is "Can't Help Singing!"

Another very happy experience (in colour!)

Thank you glorious Deanna! Victor (London) 15-5-2007


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