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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.
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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Trivia

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

Wrigley: [Pointing to Abigail, he is drunk and forcibly escorted away] She's the "Queen of Burlesque" with the Golden Rooster! She's "The Belle of the Bowery!"
Mrs. Ella Patterson: Oh dear, dear. This is dreadful. This is really dreadful.
[to Abigail]
Mrs. Ella Patterson: I'm so sorry.
'Spike': Well, what's the matter with being "The Belle of the Bowery?" What's wrong with that?
Mr. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.: There's nothing the matter with being "The Belle of the Bowery" Mr. Marengo except she's not the sort of a person we'd care to have in the opera.
'Spike': Oh, you was thinkin' of her for ...
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Soundtracks

The Firechief's Daughter
(1946) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Sung by Kathryn Grayson and Jimmy Durante
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Just good fun! Good silly fun! You'll feel healthier afterward.
21 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time about 40 years ago and loved it. It came on TCM today and I was afraid I was going to be disappointed. NOT AT ALL!!! If anything it is even better than I remembered. The script is really tight; no loose ends. Silly? Of course, but what wonderful silliness. And there is some pretty clever humor. Some serious laughs. The songs for it are pretty bad, but how much fun it was when MGM took classical music and used it as opera arias. Melchior is astounding in that the voice is so huge and so sweet and his diction in English, impeccable. Durante is lovable even when he gets a bit annoying. And Grayson really had a beauty that is unlike anyone else's; her singing style is a matter of taste. But as is often the case, June Allyson steals the show just by being herself. Her soubrette number near the end is adorable and in its own way very, very sweet! This is what they used to call a family musical. Thank God for Turner Classic Movies.


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