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The Gay Sisters (1942)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1 August 1942 (USA)
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Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles... See full summary »

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Cast

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George Brent ...
Charles Barclay
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Evelyn Gaylord
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Ralph Pedloch
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Gig Young
Nancy Coleman ...
Susie Gaylord
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Herschell Gibbon
Larry Simms ...
Austin
Donald Woods ...
Penn Sutherland Gaylord
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Gilbert Wheeler
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Dick Tone
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Miss Ida Orner
Helene Thimig ...
Saskia (as Helen Thimig)
George Lessey ...
Judge Barrows
Charles Waldron ...
Mr. Van Rennseler (as Charles D. Waldron)
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Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles Barclay in order to get an inheritance and he begins a campaign to obtain the mansion to level it for real estate development. She vows that this will never happen. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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1 August 1942 (USA)  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 23, 1942 with Barbara Stanwyck reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Susie Gaylord: I've always wanted to be kissed in the park.
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Connections

Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
aka "Here Comes the Bride"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on an organ at the wedding
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"What I want, I take, and what I take, I love."
5 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The three Gaylord sisters (Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Nancy Coleman), lose their parents at an early age and fight to keep their family mansion. George Brent plays the guy after the mansion and when you find out why your eyes will roll so hard they'll fall out of your head. Stanwyck is feisty to the point of obnoxiousness and Brent is a prick. He's also a rapist, if I interpreted one crucial scene correctly. Very disappointing melodrama with a plot that's much ado about nothing. Inappropriate moments of humor don't help. Protracted opening with Donald Woods as the father who goes on and on about the family legacy and what it means to be a Gaylord has next to nothing to do with the rest of the movie. One little bit of interesting trivia: actor (and future murderer) Gig Young took his stage name from the character he plays in this movie. Before this he went by his real name of Byron Barr.


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