Saturday, March 26, 2016

Spring Parade (1940)

Academy Awards, USA 1941

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Joseph A. Valentine
Best Sound, Recording
Bernard B. Brown (Universal SSD)
Best Music, Original Song
Robert Stolz (music)
Gus Kahn (lyrics)
For the song "Waltzing in the Clouds"
Best Music, Score
Charles Previn

Universal Pictures
Directed by Henry Koster
My rating: 2 stars out of 4

Austrian peasant girl Deanna Durbin falls asleep on a haystack and finds herself in the big city of Vienna. She is taken in by a friendly baker and given a job. She intercepts a note meant for the baker's daughter and thinks the soldier who wrote it wants to take her out. They end up having a great time and falling in love. However, they have to overcome a few obstacles along the way, including convincing the Austrian emperor that she did not try to kill him! Silly romantic musical where everyone in Vienna is happy and dancing waltzes all the time.

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