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Three Daring Daughters (1948)

 -  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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Tess Morgan
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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)  »

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Cupido leidt de dans  »

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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 »

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

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YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU
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Written by Joseph McCarthy & James V. Monaco
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
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Music, music, music
24 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's no skimping on the music or the production values in "Three Daring Daughters," a 1948 MGM film starring Jeanette MacDonald, Jane Powell, Edward Arnold, Jose Iturbi, Elinor Donohue and Ann E. Todd. MacDonald, in one of her last films, is the divorced editor of a magazine who is raising three girls. Overtired and given to fainting spells, her doctor orders her to rest. She takes a cruise, where she meets and marries the famous musician, Jose Iturbi. She has never told her daughters that their father didn't want to be a part of their lives, so in her absence, the girls hatch a scheme to get his editor (Arnold) to bring him home.

The star of this film is the glorious music. Powell and MacDonald sing beautifully, and Jose Iturbi plays piano like a dream. Powell, so young and pretty, does a nice job especially on "Je Veux Vivre" from Romeo & Juliet. MacDonald's mature voice sounds great, her middle register having really opened up with age. The movie is filmed in color, and she looks gorgeous.

Sadly MacDonald only made one more film, followed by a few television appearances, as she had a weak heart. She is lovely in this. See the film for the music, for MacDonald, Iturbi, and Powell.


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