Sunday, July 17, 2011
Every Sunday (1936)
To start this series, we have Deanna's very first film: a ten and a half minute short, also starring Judy Garland.
For this movie, Deanna is credited with her real name -- Edna Mae Durbin.
Although it is not especially interesting, Every Sunday is rather legendary. It was the screen-test for Deanna and Judy -- and Judy won...or she didn't...or there was a tie. The explanations for why Judy stayed with MGM and Deanna did not VARY GREATLY (to say the least).
Anyway, the short itself is rather adorable and both girls are utterly awesome. The highlight is the "Opera vs. Jazz" performance. BRILLIANCE.
And although Judy was seriously cool, Deanna totally won this one for me. haha
You can watch the entire short on YouTube:
Next up: Three Smart Girls
Sorry for the shortness of the post. It was a short movie. ;-D