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Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  April 1946 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Lauritz Melchior ...
Olstrom
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'Spike'
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Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Jr.
Ben Blue ...
Wrigley
Isobel Elsom ...
Aunt Jennifer
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

In the poster advertising the opera "Marie Antoinette," shown at the end of the film, the part played by Olstrom is listed as a baritone role. Lauritz Melchior, who plays Olstrom, was a tenor. See more »

Quotes

Martha Canford Chandler: You do look a little like Grandpa.
Abigail Chandler: [Sadly] I feel a lot like Grandpa. You know I think Grandpa has the right idea being a drunkard.
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G'Wan Home Your Mudder's Callin'
(1946) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Jimmy Durante and Chorus Girls
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Disappointing, no memorable songs for Grayson, too much Melchior and Durante...
14 November 2012 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Too much time in TWO SISTERS FROM BOSTON is given to the shenanigans of Jimmy Durante and the robust singing of Lauritz Melchior. Very little actually in the way of significant musical interludes for Miss Grayson, which is a shame. Added to that, the plot is a rambling one which goes all over the map in providing subplots about mistaken identity, etc.

Production values are fine, but it's clear that MGM missed an opportunity to film this one in color, what with the costumes and settings so lavishly displayed. The turn of the century atmosphere is convincingly handled. Peter Lawford and June Allyson are teamed romantically (as usual), and Grayson does finally get her chance to do some operatic singing for the story's finale.

Nevertheless, it's a disappointing showcase for her vocally, even if the role itself provides some singing and dancing. June Allyson is given more opportunities to shine, but it's not one of her best roles either.

Summing up: A disappointing trifle.


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