Cinema: The New Pictures: Nov. 20, 1939

First Love (Universal). Sixteen-year-old Deanna Durbin, Universal's sweetish nightingale, also happens to be its biggest box-office asset. Last week her studio faced a nerve-cracking crisis—Deanna Durbin, having unmistakably outgrown short skirts, must be shown to her public as a young lady receiving her first kiss. Could Songster Durbin hold her fans, who like to think of her as a wide-eyed child with a full-bosomed soprano, after that historic peck? For the thrilling ordeal Universal chose an ingratiating fairy tale about a singing orphan who loses her slipper, wins her prince.

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