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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 Nancy Goes to Rio, with Jane Powell and Ann Sothern. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Deanna Durbin
as Pamela Drake
Kay Francis
as Georgia Drake
Walter Pidgeon
as John Arlen
Eugene Pallette
as Governor
Samuel S. Hinds
as Sidney Simpson
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
Virginia Engels
as Young Girl
Charles Lane
as Horner
Phyllis Ruth
Anna Demetrio
as Cook
Eddie Acuff
as Ship's Steward
Joseph King
as First Mate
Leon Belasco
as Captain
Fay McKenzie


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