“100 Men and a Girl” is Deanna Durbin's most popular film. She plays the daughter of a poor, unemployed violinist (Adolph Menjou) whose friends are also out of work. In due time, the resourceful Durbin solves everything: She maneuvers 100 unemployed musicians, led by herself, into an encounter with Leopold Stokowski (played by himself). Their performance of Liszt's “Second Hungarian Rhapsody” wins him over and he becomes their conductor.
The movie features music and songs that were especially written for Durbin. Nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture and Original Story (Hans Kraly), “100 Men and a Girl” won the Score Oscar, which then went to head of Universal's Music Department, Charles Previn (father of Andre).