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First Love

1 rating: 5.0
Drama movie directed by Henry Koster

Not even the minor distraction of an imminent world war could keep this pleasing Cinderella tale from making international headlines in 1939, thanks to its much-anticipated delivery of Deanna Durbin's first screen kiss. It's planted by lanky Robert Stack, … see full wiki

Director: Henry Koster
Genre: Drama
1 review about First Love

Deanna Durbin, all grown up and ready for romance!

  • May 18, 2008
Rating:
+5
In 1939, singing sweetheart Deanna Durbin was eighteen years old, all grown up and ready for her very first screen romance. She found it in FIRST LOVE, a delightful spin on the "Cinderella" story, in which she co-stars with a young Robert Stack.

Orphaned Connie Harding (Deanna Durbin) has just graduated college and moved in with her rich uncle's family. The servants welcome her with open arms, but her snooty cousin Barbara (Helen Parrish) is another story. However, kind-hearted Connie always goes out of her way to be of help, even assisting Barbara's none-too-subtle plans to land handsome bachelor Ted Drake (Robert Stack). After she's stopped from attending a large party at Ted's mansion, heartsick Connie is given a helping hand by the kind servants who provide a beautiful new dress, white fur coat and a police escort to the party! But what will happen when Connie accidentally stays past midnight and loses her shoe whilst trying to flee from suspicious Barbara?

Love finally comes calling for Deanna in this, perhaps the most delightful of all her movies. This adorable "Cinderella" tale is a delight from start to finish. Impeccably cast, Durbin's co-stars include familiar faces like Eugene Pallette, Charles Coleman, Leatrice Joy and Marcia Mae Jones. Deanna sings her immortal "One Fine Day" from 'Madama Butterfly', plus "Amapola".

If you adore Deanna Durbin, you'll fall head over heels for FIRST LOVE...

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