It Started With Eve

  • 1941
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

Durbin goes from a lowly hatcheck girl to the fiancee of a multimillionaire in the flash of an eye when called upon to act as a substitute for the bride-to-be of Cummings. Cummings' pop (Laughton) hasn't much time left to live, and his last desire is to meet the girl his son has just brought back from Mexico and is about to marry. This girl not being available,...read more

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Durbin goes from a lowly hatcheck girl to the fiancee of a multimillionaire in the flash of an eye when called upon to act as a substitute for the bride-to-be of Cummings. Cummings' pop (Laughton) hasn't much time left to live, and his last desire is to meet the girl his son has just

brought back from Mexico and is about to marry. This girl not being available, Cummings settles for the next best thing, which just happens to be Durbin. But Laughton somehow manages to put off his final demise, becoming quite healthy with a number of years left to live. He has also become

attached to the charms of Durbin, making for a sticky situation for Cummings and the woman he's supposed to marry. Laughton once again proved his abilities as an actor, giving a delightful and well-timed performance as a cranky millionaire who succumbs to the feminine charms of Durbin. The film

earned an Oscar nomination for Best Score. Songs include: "Clavelitos" (Valverde), "Going Home" (Dvorak). Remade in 1964 as I'D RATHER BE RICH.

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  • Review: Durbin goes from a lowly hatcheck girl to the fiancee of a multimillionaire in the flash of an eye when called upon to act as a substitute for the bride-to-be of Cummings. Cummings' pop (Laughton) hasn't much time left to live, and his last desire is to me… (more)

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