First Love (1939 film)

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First Love is a 1939 American musical film directed by Henry Koster and starring Deanna Durbin.[3][4] Based on the fairy tale Cinderella, the film is about an orphan who is sent to live with her wealthy aunt and uncle after graduating from boarding school. Her life is made difficult by her snobby cousin who arranges that she stay home while the rest of the family attends a major social ball. With the help of her uncle, she makes it to the ball, where she meets and falls in love with her cousin's boyfriend. The film received Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Music.[5]

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First Love
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHenry Koster
Screenplay by
Story by
  • Henry Myers
  • Gertrude Purcell
Produced byHenry Koster
Joe Pasternak
StarringDeanna Durbin
CinematographyJoseph A. Valentine
Edited byBernard W. Burton
Music byHans J. Salter
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • November 10, 1939 (1939-11-10) (USA)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budgetover $1 million[1] or $990,000[2]

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