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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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Lauritz Melchior ...
Olstrom
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'Spike'
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Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Jr.
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Wrigley
Isobel Elsom ...
Aunt Jennifer
Harry Hayden ...
Uncle Jonathan
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Mr. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
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Mrs. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
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Ossifish
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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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Erfüllte Träume  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Friday 2 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 6 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6);; it was first telecast in San Francisco 2 January 1960 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 20 January 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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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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Olstrom: [At his dressing table putting on makeup for a performance] Is she pretty, Ossifish?
Ossifish: Oh, magnifico!
Olstrom: Is she pretty as a soprano or is she pretty?
Ossifish: Very pretty.
[He kisses his fingers]
Ossifish: I try not to look at her.
Olstrom: Good!
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Opera Sequence from 'Lohengrin'
(1850) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Wagner
Lyrics by William von Wymetal
Sung by Lauritz Melchior and Ensemble
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Two Sisters from Boston Rates ***
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice turn of the century film where Kathryn Grayson comes to N.Y. to sing in a joint. Her presence there threatens a scandal in her native Boston as her uncle is the Republican candidate for mayor of the town.

He comes with his wife to investigate and the fun starts. June Allyson is her sister and Jimmy Durante, the owner of the place where Grayson is singing. To save Grayson, Durante arranges for her to sing at the opera with the established Lauritz Melchior.

Peter Lawford, falls for Allyson but thinks that Grayson is having an affair with his father.

The picture becomes funny at times but needed technicolor to brighten it up.

Ben Blue is funny as a drunken waiter and Melchior shows some comedic gift here.

A pleasant film capturing the turn of the century musical traditions in America.


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