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Universals beloved singing sensation receives the full star treatment with this five-disc set. MAD ABOUT MUSIC (1938) In order to fit in with her classmates, a lonely 14-year-old American girl in a boarding school in Switzerland invents a fictitious father which leads to comical complications. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards including Best Cinematography and Best Music Scoring and co-starring Herbert Marshall, Deanna Durbins third feature film features a music score including A Serenade To The Stars, Chapel Bells, and her rendition of Ave Maria. THAT CERTAIN AGE (1938) When young Alice develops a serious crush on her fathers dashing reporter friend, she loses interest in her teenage boyfriend and their plans to put on a fundraising variety show. Melvyn Douglas and Jackie Cooper co-star in this charming farce and the movie garnered two Academy Award nominations, including one for the song, My Own. Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett were among the screenplays contributing writers. THREE SMART GIRLS GROW UP (1939) Penny has a knack for matchmaking and realizes that her own two sisters Joan and Kay could use her unsolicited help since one of them is in love with the others boyfriend. Often noted as Deanna Durbins first mature role, this breezy, lighthearted valentine to Durbin is directed by Henry Koster (The Bishops Wife, 1947) and co-stars Robert Cummings and William Lundigan. BECAUSE OF HIM (1946) A young waitress with big dreams attempts to pass herself off as a seasoned actress, and even succeeds in winning the revered role opposite a famous theatre star when her deception is uncovered. FOR THE LOVE OF MARY (1948) Mary Peppertree (Deanna Durbin) plays a White House switchboard operator, and she breaks off her engagement to be married. Pursued by two new suitors, this screwball political comedy included Durbins final screen appearance.

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