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Nice Girl? answers its own question by casting the relentlessy nice Deanna Durbin in the title role. In her first truly adult role, Durbin plays Jane Dana, the blossoming daughter of high school principal Oliver Dana (Robert Benchley). Jane is being ardently courted by longtime boyfriend Don Webb (Robert Stack) and by the more worldly Richard Calvert (Franchot Tone). A series of misunderstandings leads to the demure Jane earning an unsavory (and wholly unjustified) "reputation", but it all turns out okay by fadeout time. It is not only unfair to reveal the ending, but also quite difficult, since the current video version of Nice Girl includes the film's "alternate" ending, which is rather different than the denoument in the officially released version. Ms. Durbin's songs on this occasion range from such standards as "Old Folks at Home" to four newly-minted tunes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Deanna Durbin
as Jane Dana
Franchot Tone
as Richard Calvert
Walter Brennan
as Hector Titus, Postman
Robert Stack
as Donald Winthrop Webb
Robert Benchley
as Oliver W.H. Dana
Helen Broderick
as Cora Foster, Housekeeper
Ann Gillis
as Nancy Dana
Anne Gwynne
as Sylvia Dana
Elizabeth Risdon
as Martha Peasley
Nana Bryant
as Mary Peasley
Tommy Kelly
as Ken Atkins
Marcia Mae Jones
as Girl
Leonard Carey
as Upton, Calvert Butler
William B. Davidson
as Bearded Man
Selmar Jackson
Edmund MacDonald
as Army Officer
William B. Davidson
as Bearded Man
Leonard Carey
as Upton, Calvert Butler


William Seiter
Joe Pasternak
Gladys Lehman
Joseph A. Valentine
Charles Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Otterson
Art Director
Vera West
Costume Designer