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Tish (1942)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  17 September 1942 (USA)
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Letitia "Tish" Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house.... See full summary »

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Marjorie Main ...
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Aggie Pilkington (as ZaSu Pitts)
Aline MacMahon ...
Lizzie Wilkins
Susan Peters ...
Cora Edwards Bowzer
Lee Bowman ...
Charles 'Charlie' Sands, Tish's Nephew
Guy Kibbee ...
Judge Horace Bowser
Virginia Grey ...
Richard Quine ...
Theodore 'Ted' Bowser
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Letitia "Tish" Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house. Cora Edwards also lives at the boarding house and is in love with Charlie, who, however, loves Katherine "Kit" Bowser, the daughter of Judge Horace Bowser. Tish and her cronies promote a romance between Cora and Charlie, but Cora decides it is Theodore "Ted" Bowser she loves and they are secretly married before Ted leaves for a training school in Toronto, learning to ferry planes to England. Charlie and Katherine also elope secretly. Cora, anxious to join Ted, borrows money from the church organ fund and leaves, telling no one where she is going. Tish takes the blame for the shortage. Cora raises the money to repay Tish and goes to the post office, while Ted is on a flight. Before she mails it, she opens a letter she received from the Canadian government announcing Ted's loss at sea. She faints, is... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Two performers in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were Margaret Bert (Mrs. Phelps) and Rudy Wissler (Newsboy). Jesse Arnold (Woman in Street) is listed in a modern source, but she was not seen in the film. See more »

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Aggie Pilkington: That butler...
Lizzie Wilkins: Some people you have to know well to dislike. Others you can hate on very short acquaintance.
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Till We Meet Again
(1918) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Ray Egan
Played on an accordion by George Humbert
Reprised on harmonica by Lee Bowman
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Big names in odd war-time film
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LOVE Marj Main (Ma Kettle and The Women)& Aline MacMahon...Aline STOLE the show, which ain't easy to do with M Main in the film... MacMahon should have won an award for this one, but the film itself has some problems... Lots of weird jumps forward in time, with time gaps & plot filled in by fast talking on the part of the 3 gal-pals. This film also dealt with some big issues for its time, with that naughty ol film production code in force at the time... it takes place during WW II, so that figures into the plot. There IS some sorrow, pain, and loss in this one, but it ends on KIND of a happy note, like any good WW II flick. Guy Kibbee is the ornery old cantankerous grandfatherly judge, who gets his come-uppance, as he usually did. Fun to watch, but keep those expectations in check. Some silly mis-understandings, similar to an episode of Three's Company. (But I do love anything with M Main or A. MacMahon.)


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