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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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
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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 »
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 »
I found two highlights in "Two Sisters from Boston". The first involves the dog of the big opera star (played by Lauritz Melchior). It sits ever so quietly during the opera star's songs, which I thought were poorly dubbed in this movie. No matter how loud (and gets very loud!) the opera star sings, the dog quietly shows no reaction. However, later on, one of the star's performances is recorded, and played. Suddenly, the dog jumps up and does a dead-on impression of the RCA Victor logo - someone comments, "His Master's Voice!" That was very well done.
Second, there is a scene where Peter Lawford revives a fainted June Allyson with gin. Smart man! Ms. Allyson steals the film from "pretty" star Kathryn Grayson. Jimmy Durante is entertaining; he also uses the bottle to revive Allyson. Allyson's comic performance is fresh and natural; later comic roles seem more forced and unnatural. Unfortunately, the movie gets too far off Allyson. I really didn't care about the other characters, and they sucked up a lot of screen time.
You might have to be a big opera fan (or fan of Mr. Melchior) to thoroughly enjoy this movie.
**** Two Sisters from Boston (1946) Henry Koster ~ June Allyson, Kathryn Grayson, Jimmy Durante
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