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Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | April 1946 (USA)
Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Myles Connolly (original screen play), James O'Hanlon (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kathryn Grayson ... Abigail Chandler
June Allyson ... Martha Canford Chandler
Lauritz Melchior ... Olstrom
Jimmy Durante ... 'Spike'
Peter Lawford ... Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Jr.
Ben Blue ... Wrigley
Isobel Elsom ... Aunt Jennifer
Harry Hayden ... Uncle Jonathan
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
Gino Corrado ... Ossifish
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Storyline

Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her sister Martha comes for a visit, Abigail tries to hide the truth from her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brighton Beach See more »

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Budget:

$2,223,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In one scene Peter Lawford's character, talking with his mother, says "In his autumn before the winter comes man's last mad surge of youth" to which his mother replies "What on earth are you talking about?". The audio of these two lines, as spoken, start the track "Don't Fall" on the the 1983 debut studio album "Script of the Bridge" by the Chameleons. See more »

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In the poster advertising the opera "Marie Antoinette," shown at the end of the film, the part played by Olstrom is listed as a baritone role. Lauritz Melchior, who plays Olstrom, was a tenor. See more »

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Uncle Jonathan: [to his niece Abigail] And you, young lady, had better be singing in the opera tonight or we'll all have to move to Wichita!
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Soundtracks

Opera Sequence Marie Antoinette
(1946) (uncredited)
Music from "Violin Concerto in E Minor by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1845)
Additional Music by Charles Previn
Lyrics by Earl K. Brent
Sung by Lauritz Melchior, Kathryn Grayson and Ensemble
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Two Sisters from Boston Rates ***
13 November 2006 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Nice turn of the century film where Kathryn Grayson comes to N.Y. to sing in a joint. Her presence there threatens a scandal in her native Boston as her uncle is the Republican candidate for mayor of the town.

He comes with his wife to investigate and the fun starts. June Allyson is her sister and Jimmy Durante, the owner of the place where Grayson is singing. To save Grayson, Durante arranges for her to sing at the opera with the established Lauritz Melchior.

Peter Lawford, falls for Allyson but thinks that Grayson is having an affair with his father.

The picture becomes funny at times but needed technicolor to brighten it up.

Ben Blue is funny as a drunken waiter and Melchior shows some comedic gift here.

A pleasant film capturing the turn of the century musical traditions in America.


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