6.5/10
163
6 user 2 critic

Three Blind Mice (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 18 June 1938 (USA)
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman must decide between two men - one she loves, the other she admires and respects.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Herbert Marshall, Ian Hunter
Calcutta (1947)
Certificate: Passed Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Victor McLaglen
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

During World War II an American travels to Britain to sell an old house near London that belongs to his family. But he mets Susan Trimble who lives in the house and who is strictly against ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Goulding, Cedric Hardwicke, and 5 more credits »
Stars: George Kirby, Doreen Munroe, May Beatty
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Ginger Rogers, a bored New York office girl, goes to a camp in the Catskill Mountains for rest and finds Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

Director: Alfred Santell
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Peggy Conklin
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the mid-1700's the East India Company has power over commerce on the sub-continent, with the blessings of the British government. A clerk in the company, Robert Clive, is frustrated by ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Boleslawski
Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Colin Clive
Bedtime Story (1941)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Playwright tries to stop his wife from retiring so he can star her in his next play.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Fredric March, Loretta Young, Robert Benchley
Forever Amber (1947)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In seventeenth-century England, Amber St. Clair aims to raise herself from country girl to nobility, and succeeds, but loses her true love in the process.

Directors: Otto Preminger, John M. Stahl
Stars: Linda Darnell, Cornel Wilde, Richard Greene
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ernie Holley runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt and bride Pearl find him in New Orleans and persuade him to come home.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Walter Brennan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Emily Blair is rich and deaf. Doctor Vance, who grew up poor in Blairtown, is working on a serum to cure deafness which he tries on Emily. It doesn't work. Her sister is carrying on an ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, Susan Hayward
Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The sons of a disgraced British officer try to clear his name.

Director: John Ford
Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Greene, George Sanders
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Van Dam Smith
...
...
Mike Brophy
Marjorie Weaver ...
Moira Charters
Pauline Moore ...
Elizabeth Charters
...
Miriam Harrington
...
Mrs. Kilian
Leonid Kinskey ...
Young Man
Spencer Charters ...
Hendricks
...
Clerk
Herbert Heywood ...
Workman (as Herb Heywood)
Edit

Storyline

Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

sister | based on play | See All (2) »

Taglines:

Ah, romance! OH, WHAT FUN! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Precisam-se Três Maridos  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In June 1938, this film was shown on a double bill with Woman Against Woman (1938). See more »

Connections

Version of How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Isn't It Wonderful, Isn't It Swell
Written by Lew Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pleasantly surprised
1 June 2009 | by (South Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

All true romantic comedies have happy endings; otherwise they are not romantic comedies. If I'm not entertained or do not sense good chemistry and witty dialog in the first fifteen minutes, then I turn them off. Three Blind Mice was a last minute decision to DVR, but it was billed as a comedy and starred three of my favorite actors: Loretta Young, Joel McCrea, and David Niven. Surprisingly, I was hooked well before the fifteen minute mark.

I loved the elegant costuming, the plot, the signature dry humor of Joel McCrea, the suaveness and wittiness of David Niven, the twists along the way, the setting, the chivalry, the necessary scheming for this plot, and, especially, the supporting cast. A more classically comic actress might have suited Loretta Young's part, but her elegance made her character credible.

Next time you get a chance to see Three Blind Mice, give it a try. It was a pleasant way to spend 90 minutes. If you do not like these actors or the standard romantic comedy, then consider if this genre is really worth your time. Otherwise, I highly recommend it.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Three questions gab-28
Discuss Three Blind Mice (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?