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Tish (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 28 April 1943 (Mexico)
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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Aggie Pilkington (as ZaSu Pitts)
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Lizzie Wilkins
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Cora Edwards Bowzer
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Charles 'Charlie' Sands - Tish's Nephew
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Judge Horace Bowser
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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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Comedy | Drama

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28 April 1943 (Mexico)  »

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La alegre solterona  »

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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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Soundtracks

My Blue Heaven
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by George Whiting
Played on harmonica by Lee Bowman twice
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Lucy with two Ethels
9 March 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Marjorie Main stars in this MGM B picture in the title role of Tish. As per usual it's one of those B films from MGM with their usual production values it has an A look about it. All but for the fact that none of MGM's big stars are in this.

She lives in a small town with her scapegrace of a nephew Lee Bowman and hangs out all day with her two generational pals, Aline McMahon and Zasu Pitts. When after a trip to Toronto she brings back the baby of the late Susan Peters who was sickly to begin with and who died in childbirth all kinds of talk of scandal ensues about the real parentage of the infant. Nobody's believing she's Marjorie's, especially not her nemesis town judge and town busybody Guy Kibbee.

The three women are the center of this film, it's like Lucy Ricardo with two Ethel Mertzes. There's also a nice little romantic quadrangle between Bowman, Peters, Richard Quine and Virginia Grey playing a big part of the plot.

This one is worth a look especially if you're a fan of any of the three women companions.


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