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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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Disappointing, no memorable songs for Grayson, too much Melchior and Durante...
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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