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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:
Malcolm 'Mal' Niles
Robert 'Bob' Hanson
Pa Briggs
Claire Dodd ...
Vivian Herford
William, the Butler
Cora Witherspoon ...
Mrs. Herford
Emma Dunn ...
Mrs. Briggs
Grandpa Briggs
Lester Matthews ...
Dr. Alonzo Z. Stewart
Grady Sutton ...
George Wilkins, Jr.
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Hansen


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 <>

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Release Date:

2 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nanette a trois amours  »

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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 »


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 »


Vivian Herford: I've had a lovely evening - but this wasn't it!
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Main Title
from Love on the Run (1936)
Music by Franz Waxman
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19 November 1999 | by (honolulu) – See all my reviews

Delightful comedy. I found myself laughing out loud. Robert Montgomery, as usual, has comic timing down to a fine art. Franchont Tone plays his usually sophisticated drunk to near perfection. Funny characters and a funny plot with just enough sexual tension to hold your interest.

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