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Spring Parade (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 27 September 1940 (USA)
A Hungarian woman whose fortune predicts that she will marry may find it coming true when she meets an army drummer.


Henry Koster


Bruce Manning (screenplay), Felix Jackson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 4 Oscars. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Deanna Durbin ... Ilonka Tolnay
Robert Cummings ... Corporal Harry Marten
Mischa Auer ... Gustav
Henry Stephenson ... Emperor Franz Joseph
S.Z. Sakall ... Latislav Teschek - the Baker
Billy Lenhart Billy Lenhart ... Max (as Butch)
Kenneth Brown Kenneth Brown ... Moritz (as Buddy)
Walter Catlett ... Headwaiter
Anne Gwynne ... Jenny
Allyn Joslyn ... Count Zorndorf
Peggy Moran ... Archduchess Irene
Reginald Denny ... The Major
Franklin Pangborn ... Wiedlemeyer
Edward Gargan ... Inga - the Fortune Teller (as Ed Gargan)
Wade Boteler ... Sergeant


In this light and lovely romantic musical, a Hungarian woman(Deanna Durbin) attends a Viennese fair and buys a card from a gypsy fortune teller. It says that she will meet someone important and is destined for a happy marriage. Afterward she gets a job as a baker's assistant. She then meets a handsome army drummer (Robert Cummings) who secretly dreams of becoming a famous composer and conductor. Unfortunately the military forbids the young corporal to create his own music. But then Ilonka (Durbin) secretly sends one of the drummer's waltzes to the Austrian Emperor with his weekly order of pastries. Her act paves the way toward the tuneful and joyous fulfillment of the gypsy's prediction. Written by Stephen Hawkins

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Comedy | Musical


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Remake of Frühjahrsparade (1934) See more »


When April Sings
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Music by Robert Stolz
Performed by Deanna Durbin
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Excellent Movie
15 June 2005 | by lostatseasSee all my reviews

It's a crying shame the studio never released this on video...I have seen this movie and it is easily one of Deanna's best! Durbin comes off with even more of her famous spunk and "atitude" that we all know and love. Her supporting cast is first rate and the songs really add color and warmth to the picture. Set in Vienna Austria,this is the only movie where the storyline is contained fully outside of the USA. It happens to be Deanna's shortest film but it is not lacking in the entertainment department as it will have you chuckling constantly especially the beginning of the movie where Deanna's character Ilonka tries to sell her goat!

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Release Date:

27 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anoixiatiki parelasis See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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