MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,118 this week

Three Daring Daughters (1948)

 -  Musical | Romance  -  5 March 1948 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 311 users  
Reviews: 13 user

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 07 Aug 2012
 
a list of 3 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 364 titles
created 06 May 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 07 Jul 2013
 
a list of 686 titles
created 08 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Three Daring Daughters (1948)

Three Daring Daughters (1948) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Three Daring Daughters.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Luxury Liner (1948)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young girl stows away aboard a luxury liner which is full of musical stars--and which her father just happens to be the captain.

Director: Richard Whorf
Stars: George Brent, Jane Powell, Lauritz Melchior
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dotie dreams of marrying a millionaire so that she can live 'the life'. Buzz, her boyfriend, however is not rich as he is a salesman for a housing development. He proposes and Dotie accepts... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: Jane Powell, Cliff Robertson, Keith Andes
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Jim Stauton Rogers ('WEndell Corey'), a Texas rancher turned international diplomat, take his young daughter,Elizabeth Rogers (Jane Powell), on a trip to Paris. He is concerned that his ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Jane Powell, Danielle Darrieux, Wendell Corey
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

During World War II, all the studios put out "all-star" vehicles which featured virtually every star on the lot--often playing themselves--in musical numbers and comedy skits, and were ... See full summary »

Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, John Rawlins
Stars: George Raft, Vera Zorina, Jeanette MacDonald
Royal Wedding (1951)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Tom and Ellen Bowen are a brother and sister dance act whose show closes in New York. Their agent books them in London for the same period as the Royal Wedding. They travel by ship where ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford
Buffalo Bill (1944)
Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell
Certificate: Passed Drama | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mary Hale (a singer) and Jimmy Seymour (pianist/composer), are a show biz couple working in The Big Apple in small night clubs hoping to hit it big. One night, Larry Bryant (a Broadway ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Lew Ayres, Ian Hunter
The Hook (1963)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During an evacuation in the waning days of the Korean War, three American soldiers retrieve an enemy airman and take him prisoner aboard the civilian ship returning them to their lines. ... See full summary »

Director: George Seaton
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Prudence resigns from her teaching position after being criticized for giving a student her copy of a romance novel. She sails for Italy, takes a job at a small bookstore in Rome, and meets... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Troy Donahue, Rossano Brazzi, Angie Dickinson
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Western story about a defiant wife who leaves her husband to take up riding with outlaws.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian
Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sarah Miles, Lee J. Cobb
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Three navy men run into a shady producer who convinces them to invest into his new show. When they meet the show's female star attraction, they're sold. Have they become the latest showbiz players or just three more suckers?

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Jane Powell, Gordon MacRae, Gene Nelson
Sweethearts (1938)
Certificate: Passed Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A musical comedy duo in their 6th year on Broadway receive an offer to perform in Hollywood making films. The change of lifestyle is inviting to the Sweethearts as the move will take them ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Louise Rayton Morgan
José Iturbi ...
José Iturbi (as Jose Iturbi)
...
Tess Morgan
...
Robert Nelson
...
Dr. Cannon
Moyna MacGill ...
Mrs. Smith (as Moyna Macgill)
...
Alix Morgan (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)
Ann E. Todd ...
Ilka Morgan
...
Michael Pemberton
Kathryn Card ...
Jonesy
Dick Simmons ...
Mr. Hollow, Nelson's Secretary
Larry Adler ...
Himself (Harmonica Player)
Amparo Iturbi ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A star-packed array of music and mirth!

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 March 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cupido leidt de dans  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Patt Hyatt dubbed Ann E. Todd's singing, 'Jean Garbo' dubbed Elinor Donahue's. See more »

Connections

References Courage of Lassie (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

LIEBESTRAUM
(uncredited)
Written by Franz Liszt
Played on Piano by José Iturbi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Four cooks didn't manage to spoil this bubbly broth!
8 November 2004 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

There are four writers credited for the script of this Technicolored concoction and somehow its froth still manages to fizz in a quite entertaining way. That's thanks in large part to an attractive cast and the delightful surprise of José Iturbi's charm as a very convincing actor. Plus, it almost goes without saying, some eminently listenable singing from Jeanette MacDonald and her young up-and-coming counterpart, Miss Jane Powell.

  • Mini-Spoilers May Ensue -




Of course the manipulations of the rather simple plot are spun out almost to the point of frustration as a mother keeps her daughters in the dark about why their father and she divorced, the daughters plot to bring their father back from a distant work assignment, their mother meets and marries a charming man whom she truly loves, the daughters resist his introduction into their happy home, etc., etc., etc. Aaarrgh! It could have been utterly annoying, but Jeanette MacDonald, looking lovely, and Señor Iturbi, understandably falling head over heels for her, make for two adults who deserve their final happy song (with the three little vixens joining in) at one of the pianos that seem to be in every room of this film's many luxuriously appointed sets.

A few things of note: Someone (the set decorators, the hairdressers, the color consultants, the cinematographer, whomever) had a liking for the color orange and its many gradations from pale peach to burnished bronze. There's some note of it somewhere in virtually every shot of every scene in this film!

Young Miss Ann E. Todd (not to be confused with the English actress, Ann Todd) seems to have been forced to play almost every one of her scenes with a rather unbecoming scowl on her pretty, brown-eyed face. Its not out of character for the part she's playing, but it does seem a bit excessive.

And, wouldn't you know it? (I did without even checking the IMDb Trivia on this title.) The Roman Catholic Legion of Decency found this film "Objectionable In Part For All" because it appears to "condone" divorce, an absolute no-no as far as that censorious body was concerned when it held such influential sway.

But don't be deterred. Next time Turner Classic Movies unearths this bon-bon from their vaults, give it a whirl. It's fun to see how the better half lived and loved in simpler times, and when a major studio could make going to Cuba and back (without ever leaving Culver City, California - The story happens to involve a vacation cruise on a ship with the most impossibly large public rooms and private suites, enough to make a Greek tycoon's yacht look like a rowboat!) a visual treat every mile of the way.


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Lovely forties movie! waldenpond88
Terrific Line powersroc
Discuss Three Daring Daughters (1948) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?