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Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

A small-town country homebody goes to New York to find her missing fiancé and gets romantically involved with two sophisticated men.

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Malcolm 'Mal' Niles
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Robert 'Bob' Hanson
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Pa Briggs
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Vivian Herford
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William - the Butler
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Mrs. Herford
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Mrs. Briggs
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Grandpa Briggs
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Dr. Alonzo Z. Stewart
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Mrs. Hansen
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The seduction plans of novelist Malcolm Niles go awry when actress Vivian Herford brings along her mother to a candlelight dinner in his New York apartment. When they talk of marriage, Malcolm decides to make a tour promoting his new book, and in a small southern town meets Nancy Briggs at an autographing session at the local bookstore. Nancy is getting married that night, but her fiancé, working in New York, doesn't come back for the wedding, so her family gives her the fare to go to New York to find him. At the same time, Malcolm gets a wire from his publisher and friend, Robert Hanson, telling him to come home because Vivian has left town. Traveling to New York on the same train, Nancy proves to be a pest who Malcolm hopes to avoid once they arrive, but when Nancy can't find her fiancé, she goes to Malcolm, since he's the only one she knows in the city. He is about to kick her out when Vivian returns, so he uses Nancy as an excuse to get rid of Vivian. In the ensuing days, Nancy ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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Margaret Sullavan and Melvyn Douglas were initially announced for the roles ultimately played by Janet Gaynor and Franchot Tone. See more »

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The scenes at the end when, both sets of parents meet, has Franchot Tone's father alternating from Douglas Wood to Charles Richman from scene to scene. See more »

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William, the Butler: Pardon me, sir. There's a young lady crying in your bedroom.
Malcolm 'Mal' Niles: Well, what of it? It's a party, isn't it?
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Written by María Grever and Walter Hirsch
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Very funny film starring consummate performers
6 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Janet Gaynor is a country bumpkin who finds herself in New York with Robert Montgomery and Franchot Tone while her fiancée is missing in "Three Loves Has Nancy," a wonderfully funny comedy. Montgomery, Gaynor, and Tone are all hilarious as parts of this strange menage. Gaynor, as Nancy, stood up on her wedding day by "George," is sent by her family to New York to find him. After a series of events, she winds up being used by writer Montgomery to get a rapacious female and her mother off his case. When Franchot Tone, his publisher, friend, and neighbor, gets a sniff of Gaynor's southern cooking, the two men battle it out for her attention. Montgomery considers her a jinx and wants to be rid of Nancy - or so he thinks - until Tone decides he's in love with her.

There are quite a few laugh out loud scenes in this film. It's highly recommended. The "goof" described by IMDb indicates that perhaps two men were cast on different days as Tone's father, an uncredited role, but only one actor is listed. Anyway, it's great fun.


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