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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fiona Gaylord
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

Byron Barr took his character's name, Gig Young, as his screen name. 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 »

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Perfidia
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Alberto Domínguez
Played on a record at Gig Young's place
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The one with the strange title
27 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the case of 1942's The Gay Sisters, more is supposed to mean better. The mansion set and the very epic-like nature of the sisters' story lines signify that it is a top-grade project from a top-grade studio (Warner Brothers). Barbara Stanwyck, as the older sister, Fiona Gaylord, seems to be particularly tough. She is never really a soft-touch, except in those moments where she undergoes a severe script-sanctioned transformation. But I think she is at her most real in this film, and it is more true to her off-screen self. Like the character she plays, she was also orphaned; and also, like the character she plays, she had one son, so in many ways, this project is tailor-made for Stanwyck. It is a treat watching her, and if modern audiences can get over the title, they will discover a classic gem.


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