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Three Daring Daughters (1948)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 5 March 1948 (USA)
It's Tess' graduation day from "Miss Drakes School for Girls". During the choir's performance at the ceremony, Tess notices that her beautiful, divorcee mother, Louise Rayton Morgan isn't ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred M. Wilcox

Writers:

Albert Mannheimer (original screenplay), Frederick Kohner (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanette MacDonald ... Louise Rayton Morgan
José Iturbi ... José Iturbi (as Jose Iturbi)
Jane Powell ... Tess Morgan
Edward Arnold ... Robert Nelson
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Cannon
Moyna MacGill ... Mrs. Smith (as Moyna Macgill)
Elinor Donahue ... Alix Morgan (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)
Ann E. Todd ... Ilka Morgan
Tom Helmore ... Michael Pemberton
Kathryn Card ... Jonesy
Dick Simmons ... Mr. Hollow, Nelson's Secretary
Larry Adler ... Himself (Harmonica Player)
Amparo Iturbi Amparo Iturbi ... Herself
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Storyline

It's Tess' graduation day from "Miss Drakes School for Girls". During the choir's performance at the ceremony, Tess notices that her beautiful, divorcee mother, Louise Rayton Morgan isn't there. Louise, an editor for Modern Design Publication, is lying in Dr. Cannon's office from fainting due to being over-worked and stressed-out. At home after the graduation ceremony, Dr. Cannon has a talk with Louise's three daughters, Tess, Ilka and Alix. He tells them that their mother needs a vacation badly, but, the only way she can relax is if she goes without the girls. The girls agree, but, Louise is reluctant, but goes. The girls see their mother off on her one month Cuban cruise. When the girls get home they discuss their mother, and believe if they bring their father back home it will make their mom happy and healthy again. In reality, Louise has kept the truth about their father from them. Their father was actually a very uncaring man, who left them and left Louise to raise the girls on ... Written by Kelly

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Genres:

Musical | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

5 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido leidt de dans See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only film in which José Iturbi starred as an actor rather than a performer or specialty act. As his acting ability was limited, the pianist played himself as a rule, and so he does in this film. However, he had been presented as a married man with many children just two years earlier in Holiday in Mexico (1946), so his appearance as a bachelor in this film is jarring to those familiar with the MGM musical canon. It is a testament to filmmaking before the advent of television and home video, a time when most films were not likely to be seen or clearly remembered after their initial release. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jeanette MacDonald (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

ALMA MATER
(uncredited)
Written by George Stoll & Billy Kalze
Sung by Jane Powell and choir
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Greshem"s Law Once Again
13 May 2012 | by rsternesqSee all my reviews

It amazes me that so many people cannot see that the past is different from our debased and decadent present. This is a lovely reminder of what was and will never be again. We will keep on remaking poor Carrie but will not and cannot remake this movie in a way that is true to its truth, that love is a wonderful thing and that music, real music is an uplifting and special experience that expands the world of the audience. I have seen the movie several times and by modern standards it is corny but it is also true that we would be much better off in a world of this music and these people with their love for each other and for music and for having a good and joyous life is a whole lot better than one in which Saw XXX has an audience. This is real magic both at the movies and in our aspirations, without the need for Harry Potter and this is what we have lost.


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