ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL (1937) 19936

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DEANNA DURBIN AND LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI 11x14 Photograph Very Fine

This photograph, made during the production of ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL, is of the famed conductor Leopold Stokowski and the bright soprano and film sweetheart Deanna Durbin. Here is a synopsis from the AFI catalog, which we quote in it's entirely, with respect: "Unemployed trombone player John Cardwell begs conductor Leopold Stokowski for a job, but his manager throws him out into the street, where he finds a lady's purse. When he attempts to return the purse, the doorman slams the door in his face, and so he returns to his apartment, using the money in the purse to pay his rent. John tells his daughter, Patsy, he did get a job with the orchestra, but when she finds out he was lying, insists on returning the purse herself to socialite Mrs. Frost, after finding her address in the purse. Mrs. Frost is delighted with Patsy, who makes an impassioned speech to her wealthy guests about all the out-of-work musicians in town. On a suggestion from a guest, Patsy decides to form her own orchestra, and Mrs. Frost blithely agrees to be the financial backer. Patsy's father and friends form a one-hundred man orchestra and begin rehearsals in a garage, but when Patsy discovers Mrs. Frost has left for Europe and forgotten her promise, she calls on her husband, John R. Frost, who thinks the whole thing is a practical joke until John punches him for leading them on. Refusing to give up, Patsy hides in Stokowski's office in the auditorium where he rehearses, and when a newspaper editor telephones, she tells him that Stokowski will be conducting an orchestra of unemployed men sponsored by Frost. After Patsy sneaks into the auditorium and sings with the orchestra, Stokowski takes her more seriously, but refuses to conduct her orchestra to give it legitimacy. Patsy becomes disillusioned until the newspaper prints the story she gave the editor and Frost realizes the orchestra is a great publicity stunt for his company. To convince Stokowski to conduct for them, Patsy sneaks the entire orchestra into his house to play for him. He is so moved by their performance, that he cancels a European trip to conduct the orchestra, after which Patsy is called on stage to sing." This beautiful monochrome still is in very fine condition.

Adolphe Menjou - Actor
HENRY KOSTER - Director
Mischa Auer - Actor
Deanna Durbin - Actor
Leopold Stokowski - Actor
Eugene Pallette - Actor
Billy Gilbert - Actor
Jed Prouty - Actor
Alma Kruger - Actor
Edwin Maxwell - Actor

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