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Three Daring Daughters (1948)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 5 March 1948 (USA)
It's Tess' graduation day from "Miss Drakes School for Girls". During the choir's performance at the ceremony, Tess notices that her beautiful, divorcee mother, Louise Rayton Morgan isn't ... See full summary »

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Cast

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José Iturbi ...
José Iturbi (as Jose Iturbi)
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Robert Nelson
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Dr. Cannon
Moyna MacGill ...
Mrs. Smith (as Moyna Macgill)
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Alix Morgan (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)
Ann E. Todd ...
Ilka Morgan
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Michael Pemberton
Kathryn Card ...
Jonesy
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Mr. Hollow, Nelson's Secretary
Larry Adler ...
Himself (Harmonica Player)
Amparo Iturbi ...
Herself
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It's Tess' graduation day from "Miss Drakes School for Girls". During the choir's performance at the ceremony, Tess notices that her beautiful, divorcee mother, Louise Rayton Morgan isn't there. Louise, an editor for Modern Design Publication, is lying in Dr. Cannon's office from fainting due to being over-worked and stressed-out. At home after the graduation ceremony, Dr. Cannon has a talk with Louise's three daughters, Tess, Ilka and Alix. He tells them that their mother needs a vacation badly, but, the only way she can relax is if she goes without the girls. The girls agree, but, Louise is reluctant, but goes. The girls see their mother off on her one month Cuban cruise. When the girls get home they discuss their mother, and believe if they bring their father back home it will make their mom happy and healthy again. In reality, Louise has kept the truth about their father from them. Their father was actually a very uncaring man, who left them and left Louise to raise the girls on ... Written by Kelly

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A star-packed array of music and mirth! See more »

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Musical | Romance

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5 March 1948 (USA)  »

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Cupido leidt de dans  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

This is the only film in which José Iturbi starred as an actor rather than a performer/bit player. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Jeanette MacDonald (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
(uncredited)
Written by Patty S. Hill & Mildred J. Hill
Sung by Jane Powell, Elinor Donahue (dubbed by Jean Garbo), Ann E. Todd (dubbed by Patt Hyatt)
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A cute little movie
26 December 2005 | by (Perth, WA) – See all my reviews

Three Daring Daughters is a harmless, cute little movie. It may be a little naive and fluffy, but if you need a bit of cheering up it does definitely help.

It's about a single mum that goes away on a cruise and gets married to a musician. Her daughters don't know about her getting married and are trying to organize a reunion between their mother and their father, who is away on business (and has been absent for some time).

Jane Powell definitely shines in this role. This is the movie in which I 'discovered' her, if you like. It's a great film with some great numbers in it.

Another reviewer said it gives you a naive look at second marriage, single parenting and everything. But would I want a realistic view? No. Because that would defeat a sole purpose of going to the movies - to get away from reality. And that's why I like this film.


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