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Three Daring Daughters (1948)

Approved  |   |  Musical, Romance  |  5 March 1948 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited 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
Dick Simmons ...
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!

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Musical | Romance

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5 March 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cupido leidt de dans  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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This musical was declared "morally objectionable" by the Catholic Church's National Legion of Decency for portraying divorce as respectable. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

SPRINGTIDE (Der Frühling, Op. 33, No. 2)
(uncredited)
Music by Edvard Grieg
English lyrics by Nathan Haskell Dole
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald and Jane Powell
Played on Piano by Jeanette MacDonald
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Something you want to see over and over again.
3 December 1999 | by (West Warwick, RI) – See all my reviews

It makes you wonder why Jane Powell did not pursue a career in opera. As as Jeannette MacDonald was, Jane Powell outshines her in this movie. Jose Iturbi is a superb pianist and conductor and shows good acting talent. Edward Arnold is a classic, excellent actor. Any movie that he is in is good. It was interesting to see the "Father Knows Best" girl, Eleanor Donohue in such an early role for her.


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