Deanna Durbin was once America's sweetheart, the girl who literally saved Universal Pictures from bankruptcy, and whose movies are now all but forgotten. This is a crying shame, because Heights' audiences have been utterly charmed whenever we've screened her movies. 100 MEN AND A GIRL, unavailable until now, is a delightful, charming and moving film that should be at the top of your moviegoing list for the year. Durbin plays Patsy, the daughter of the down-and-out trombone player, John Cardwell (Adolphe Menjou). John lies to Patsy that he's got a job with top conductor Leopold Stokowski (who plays himself). When Patsy finds out the truth, she's far from disappointed - instead, she cooks up a plan to land work for these 100 musicians and is determined to convince Stokowski to take them on. Durbin's emotional range is remarkable - only 16 at the time, she carries the picture with her wit and charm, her anger and frustration, her tears and her incredible voice. A star beyond compare, she would act for only 12 more years before retiring to France.