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Three Wise Fools (1946)

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It had been forty years since Richard, James and Theodore insulted The O'Monahan and he put a vexing blessing on them. All three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in... See full summary »



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Judge James Trumbell
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Theodore Findley
Judge Watson
Sister Mary Brigid
Charles Dingle ...
Paul Badger
The Ancient
Henry O'Neill ...
Prof. Horace Appleby
Rena Fairchild
Warner Anderson ...
The O'Monahan


It had been forty years since Richard, James and Theodore insulted The O'Monahan and he put a vexing blessing on them. All three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in a single house as bachelors. Into this grand house comes 7 year old Sheila with a request that these three become her guardians. But they do not want her and let her leave until they find that they need the property that Sheila has inherited. They then take her, and O'Davern, into the house with the expressed intention of relieving Sheila of her property so that they can donate it to the University in their name and buy remembrance in the future. But Sheila cannot sell the property because of the 'little people'. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Release Date:

18 December 1946 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

En liten tjuserska  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 1, 1947 with Margaret O'Brien and Lionel Barrymore reprising their film roles. See more »


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heart warming,wisecracking,wonderful
29 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yet another movie that needs release. I have amassed a huge movie collection over the years,and have been a movie buff since I was a child. I am very aware of movies as they are released;there are some of the most trashy,cheap movies ever made that are on DVD and some truly wonderful films that remain in limbo. If it were not for TCM{truly the best channel for true movie buffs that exists}, we wouldn't see half of these lost treasures. Anyone who reads this keep asking,and asking,and asking... Three wise fools a truly enjoyable,heartfelt film. Once again BRAVO to T C M.............. if anyone has any additional information as to the why and wherefores of how it is decided when and how old movies are released, I would truly appreciate it Thanx David B.....

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