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Because of Him
     

Because of Him

Director: Richard Wallace

Cast: Deanna Durbin, Franchot Tone, Charles Laughton

 
As appealing as ever in 1946, Deanna Durbin was admittedly getting a bit long in tooth for her ingenue-like role in Because of Him. Durbin is cast as Kim Walker, an aspiring actress determined to become the protegee of famed Broadway actor/producer Sheridan (Charles Laughton). The only person not charmed by Kim's herculean efforts to achieve stardom is

Overview

As appealing as ever in 1946, Deanna Durbin was admittedly getting a bit long in tooth for her ingenue-like role in Because of Him. Durbin is cast as Kim Walker, an aspiring actress determined to become the protegee of famed Broadway actor/producer Sheridan (Charles Laughton). The only person not charmed by Kim's herculean efforts to achieve stardom is playwright Paul Taylor (Franchot Tone), who balks when ordered to write a play for her. But even Taylor is won over by fadeout time, leaving Sheridan, who'd also had designs on Kim, in the lurch. Evidently intended as a "straight" comedy, Because of Him was turned into a musical at the last minute, with a handful of pleasant but irrelevant songs wedged into the proceedings.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/1999
UPC:
0096898167031
Original Release:
1946
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Deanna Durbin Kim Walker
Franchot Tone Paul Taylor,The Playwright
Charles Laughton Sheridan
Helen Broderick Nora
Stanley Ridges Charlie Gilbert
Donald Meek Martin
Charles Halton Mr. Dunlap
Regina Wallace Head Nurse
Douglas Wood Samuel Hargood
Lynn Whitney Martha Manners
Helen Bennett Reporter (uncredited)

Technical Credits
Richard Wallace Director
Edmund Beloin Screenwriter
Sig Herzig Original Story
Felix Jackson Producer
Ted Kent Editor
Hal Mohr Cinematographer
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer

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