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Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

 |  Comedy  |  2 September 1938 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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Malcolm 'Mal' Niles
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Robert 'Bob' Hanson
Guy Kibbee ...
Pa Briggs
Claire Dodd ...
Vivian Herford
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William, the Butler
Cora Witherspoon ...
Mrs. Herford
Emma Dunn ...
Mrs. Briggs
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Grandpa Briggs
Lester Matthews ...
Dr. Alonzo Z. Stewart
Grady Sutton ...
George Wilkins, Jr.
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Hansen
Grant Withers ...
Jack
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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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THREE TOP STARS TO THRILL YOU! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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2 September 1938 (USA)  »

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Nanette a trois amours  »

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Trivia

In Sept. 1938, M-G-M distributed this film on a double bill with Rich Man, Poor Girl (1938) starring Robert Young, Lew Ayres and Ruth Hussey'. The tag line said "Comedy swings to a new high in these two romantic M-G-M hits!" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Vivian Herford: I've had a lovely evening - but this wasn't it!
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Main Title
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from Love on the Run (1936)
Music by Franz Waxman
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Underrated Comedy Gem
23 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Janet Gaynor is charming and funny as Nancy, a southern girl who gets left at the altar and decides to go to New York City to find her intended. En route she runs in snooty author Robert Montgomery, who shares a swanky apartment in NYC with his publisher, Franchot Tone. Montgomery is on a book-signing tour to elude predatory Claire Dodd. Nancy is of course a walking disaster area and ends up moved in with the guys, where she cooks and looks after them. They both fall in lover with her and the fun begins. Great cast in top form. Gaynor is very funny, and Montgomery and Tone are a great team. The art deco apartment is fabulous, too. Also in the cast are Charley Grapewin, Guy Kibbee, Mary Forbes, Cora Witherspoon, Emma Dunn, Reginald Owen, Grant Withers, Marie Blake, Carol Tevis, Elise Cavanna, Charles Lane, Grady Sutton, Sarah Edwards, and Grace Hayle. Great line by Claire Dodd to Robert Montgomery: "I've had a lovely evening, but this wasn't it!"


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