For the Love of Mary (1948)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Deanna Durbin's career was clearly on the downswing when she starred in For the Love of Mary. Durbin plays a switchboard operator at the White House, whose hiccuping spells throw several incoming special-interest callers into a tizzy. The President himself cures Durbin of her hiccups, thereby becoming entangled with the girl's various romances. She, in turn, finds herself neck-deep in numerous political intrigues. A forgettable comedy with disposable songs, For the Love of Mary turned out to be Deanna Durbin's last picture. The onetime mortgage-lifter of Universal Pictures was tired of the Hollywood grind and of fighting a losing battle with her fluctuating weight; thus she retired to France with her director-husband Charles David.

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espionage, help, hiccup, love, operator, politician, President, problems, romance, switchboard, telephone-operator