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It's a Date Details


In It's a Date, the teenage diva Deanna Durbin is cast as Pamela Drake, the daughter of celebrated stage actress Georgia Drake (Kay Francis). Hoping to find success as an actress herself, Pamela energetically lobbies for the role of the maid in an upcoming play based on the life of St. Bernadette -- a role that has already been given to Georgia. When those conducting the auditions hear Pamela's singing, however, they quickly change their mind and offer the part to her. The rivalry between Pamela and Georgia intensifies when both fall in love with handsome middle-ager John Arlen (Walter Pidgeon). Innumerable complications follow, leading to a happy ending for both mother and daughter, though not quite the ending that either one had in mind. Deanna Durbin's musical repertoire this time out includes "Musetta's Street Song" from La Bohème, "Loch Lomond," "Love Is All," and a curious climactic rendition of "Ave Maria." It's a Date was remade in 1950 as Walter Pidgeon, with Jane Powell and Ann Sothern. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Deanna Durbin
as Pamela Drake
Kay Francis
as Georgia Drake
Walter Pidgeon
as John Arlen
Samuel S. Hinds
as Sidney Simpson
Eugene Pallette
as Governor
Henry Stephenson
as Capt. Andrews
S.Z. Sakall
as Carl Ober
Cecilia Loftus
as Sarah Frankenstein
Lewis Howard
as Freddie Miller
Fritz Feld
as Headwaiter
Virginia Brissac
as Holden
Romaine Callender
as Evans
Charles Lane
as Horner
Phyllis Ruth
Leon Belasco
as Captain
Virginia Engels
as Young Girl
Eddie Acuff
as Ship's Steward
Joseph King
as First Mate
Fay McKenzie
Anna Demetrio
as Cook


William Seiter
Joe Pasternak
Ralph Block
Screen Story
Norman Krasna
Joseph A. Valentine
Charles Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles Previn
Composer (Music Score)
Frederick Kohner
Short Story Author