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They Were Sisters (1945)

 -  Drama  -  20 September 1946 (USA)
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The story of three sisters who marry men of widely different character as their individual and widely-different married lives unfold. One sister (Phyllis Calvert) is happily married but ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ...
Lucy Moore
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Geoffrey Lee
Hugh Sinclair ...
Terry Crawford
Anne Crawford ...
Vera Sargeant
Peter Murray-Hill ...
Dulcie Gray ...
Charlotte Lee
Barry Livesey ...
Brian Sargeant
Pamela Mason ...
Margaret Lee (as Pamela Kellino)
Ann Stephens ...
Judith Lee
Helen Stephens ...
Sarah Sargeant
John Gilpin ...
Stephen Lee
Brian Nissen ...
John Watson
David Horne ...
Mr. Field
Brefni O'Rorke ...
Coroner
Roland Pertwee ...
Sir Hamish Nair
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The story of three sisters who marry men of widely different character as their individual and widely-different married lives unfold. One sister (Phyllis Calvert) is happily married but childless; the second promiscuously plays through years of an unhappy and loveless marriage, and the third is tortured by the mental cruelties inflicted on her by a domineering husband (James Mason). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Domestic abuse without physical violence

Possibly the most compelling, if not nauseating depiction of non-physical domestic abuse that I've seen. Also, it seems about as clear as it could be at the time the film was made that the James Mason character is having a sexual relationship with his daughter, and the dynamic in their relationship is sometimes a bit too real to watch. James Mason seemed to get typecast in this sort of role for a while, probably because he's so good at it.


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