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Maltin underrates this
This is a bright, charming, delightful musical. And, I think, much better than the Deanna Durbin original, which I found pretty stale.
Great musical with a lot to offer
- Jarrod McDonald
I haven't seen the original with Deanna Durbin ('It's a Date' will be on TCM in a few days)...but I really enjoyed this film. Every actor contributes significantly to the finished film. Ann Sothern and Jane Powell look great, and they are at the top of their game, singing and dancing. Louis Calhern also does a number in a rare musical role. Plus, Barry Sullivan adds charm as the leading man, and Hans Conreid, in a bit part, is letter-perfect as ever. But Carmen Miranda is the one that steals the movie with two show-stopping numbers. The script, by Sidney Sheldon, has a lot of humor in it. It is filmed in glorious Technicolor and there is some good on-location footage of Rio, including the carnival/parade at night. This is just a very pleasing effort, and I would recommend that moms and daughters watch it on Mother's Day...that would be a perfect day for TCM to rebroadcast it. And fortunately, it is on DVD.
Remake of Deanna Durbin movie "It's a Date 1940