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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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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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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1 August 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Três Herdeiras  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Irene Dunne was considered for the leading role before Barbara Stanwyck was cast. See more »

Quotes

Charles Barkley: Fiona, I love you.
Fiona Gaylord: I hate you.
Charles Barkley: Wouldn't have me if I was the last man on earth, would you?
Fiona Gaylord: No.
Charles Barkley: Good, we can go somewhere from there. I was afraid you might have grown indifferent to me.
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Referenced in Death in Hollywood (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Perfidia
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Alberto Domínguez
Played on a record at Gig Young's place
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Could Have Been Great
22 December 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the majority of other reviews posted here. This film gets off to a cracking good start. So good that I wondered how they were going to keep up the strong pace. They didn't!

Now I know why I had not heard of this film before seeing it on TCM. Maybe Warners buried it early after release, yet it did display some 'crowd pleasing' attributes.

So confusing was this film, we had to stop and re-watch parts over to see if what 'seemed' to be happening, actually was!

Great cast, great production values, great cinematography, great music, but oh, that overly odd, quite unbelievably resolved story!


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