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Three Girls About Town (1941)

Passed  -  Adventure | Comedy  -  23 October 1941 (USA)
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To save the reputation of the hotel where they are employed, sisters try to cover up a murder.

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Complete credited cast:
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Hope Banner
Robert Benchley ...
Wilburforce Puddle
Binnie Barnes ...
Faith Banner
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Charity Banner
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Tommy Hopkins
Hugh O'Connell ...
Chief of Police
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Josephus Wiegal, senior mortician
Eric Blore ...
Charlemagne, looking for Charlie
Paul Harvey ...
Fred Chambers, editor
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Maggie O'Callahan, scrubwoman
Almira Sessions ...
Tessie Conarchy, scrubwoman
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Mrs. McDougall, scrubwoman
Walter Soderling ...
Charlie, the deceased
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alec Craig ...
Samuel, potential casket customer
Joseph Crehan ...
Labor leader
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Storyline

Faith and Hope Banner, sisters, are "convention hostesses" in a hotel. A body is discovered next door as the magician's convention is leaving and the mortician's convention is arriving, and the sisters, with help from manager Wilburforce Puddle, try to hide it. Complicating matters, Hope's boyfriend, Tommy, is a newspaper reporter in the hotel covering some labor negotiations, and youngest sister Charity arrives and has her eye on Tommy. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Adventure | Comedy

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23 October 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

3 Raparigas na Cidade  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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At one point, Joan Blondell tries to get rid of a pair of singing drunks by telling them Dick Powell is in a room down the hall. Blondell and Powell were then married in real life and had made a dozen pictures together. See more »

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Wilburforce Puddle, hotel manager: A dead body in the hotel! What will the morticians think?
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Failed Screwball Comedy
25 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film should have succeeded. The cast is exceptional, and Columbia Pictures had been on a winning streak at the time. But the script is dreadful and illustrates the truth that good screwball comedy is rare and requires more than good actors. In this movie, people are running around frantically (poor Eric Blore), screaming lines (poor Joan Blondell and Binny Barnes), and trying on-so-hard to be wild and wacky. And it doesn't come off. The plot is tedious and unconvincing. And if you can find more than three laughs in the film, you deserve an award for credulity or inattention. In short, this is a dud. And the era of screwball comedy was just about over. Three Girls About Town is unavailable on DVD or VHS. (I bought a bad copy on e-Bay, probably taken off of television.) Few film buffs or comedy fans should cry for its reappearance.


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