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Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | April 1946 (USA)
Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her... See full summary »

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Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Jr.
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Isobel Elsom ...
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Harry Hayden ...
Uncle Jonathan
Thurston Hall ...
Mr. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
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Mrs. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
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Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her sister Martha comes for a visit, Abigail tries to hide the truth from her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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April 1946 (USA)  »

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Erfüllte Träume  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Sammy Fain and Ralph Freed wrote additional songs that were not used in the picture: "Autumn Twilight," "Indian Holiday," "Lanterns in the Sky," "More Than Ever" and "Seattle." See more »

Goofs

The film supposedly takes place in 1900, yet the dialogue references Rimsky-Korsakov's opera "Le Coq d'Or," which wasn't composed until 1907 and wasn't performed until 1909 (a year after Rimsky-Korsakov's death in 1908). See more »

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Uncle Jonathan: If it's true, we're ruined. And what's more important, I'm ruined.
Martha Canford Chandler: Oh, Uncle Jonathan. Hugo, are you sure he said Abigail?
Hugh Inkerfield: Abigail. Your sister Abigail.
Martha Canford Chandler: I don't believe it. Abigail is in New York but she'd never do a thing like... like...
Aunt Jennifer: He said she sang... in public?
Hugh Inkerfield: He said she sang and danced in a low café in the Bowery. That's what he said, Aunt Jennifer.
Martha Canford Chandler: That's a lie.
Aunt Jennifer: If it isn't, we're ruined socially.
Grandpa Chandler: Remember when Cousin Harriet ran off with the hurdy gurdy man? Oh, ho ho!
Uncle Jonathan: Cousin ...
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O sole mio
(1848) (uncredited)
Music by Eduardo Di Capua
Lyrics by Giovanni Capurro
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A Most Pleasant Trifle
31 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here's a film that's a pleasure to view and hear. All departments work together, as does the talented cast, to make this a fun-filled experience.

Jimmy Durante ties the various comedic elements together with spunk and verve. Katheryn Grayson sings her operatic selections beautifully, yet it's her skill in the honky-tonk numbers that surprises and delights. Likewise June Allyson works smoothly on several levels, as does Peter Lawford.

The musical team has skillfully crafted operatic arias and montages for Lauriz Melchoir that shows off his glorious heldentenor marvelously. The entire production is fun-filled and thoroughly pleasant. It may seem like a modest effort, but there's a lot of solid craftsmanship at its core.


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