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Three Blind Mice (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 18 June 1938 (USA)
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Brown Holmes (screen play), Lynn Starling (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Pamela Charters
Joel McCrea ... Van Dam Smith
David Niven ... Steve Harrington
Stuart Erwin ... Mike Brophy
Marjorie Weaver ... Moira Charters
Pauline Moore ... Elizabeth Charters
Binnie Barnes ... Miriam Harrington
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Kilian
Leonid Kinskey ... Young Man
Spencer Charters ... Hendricks
Franklin Pangborn ... Clerk
Herbert Heywood Herbert Heywood ... Workman (as Herb Heywood)
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Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A LESSON IN MATRI-MONEY! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Palace Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - June 17, 1938 - all caps) See more »

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Comedy

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Remade as a Technicolor musical in 1941 with Betty Grable, Don Ameche and Carole Landis as "Moon over Miami." See more »

Connections

Remade as Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) See more »

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Isn't It Wonderful, Isn't It Swell
Written by Lew Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell
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A bit like "How To Marry A Millionaire".
9 May 2010 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The plot of "Three Blind Mice" is a lot like that of "How To Marry A Millionaire", as both films have to do with women setting out with two partners to capture rich husbands. However, instead of three seeking out three rich men, in "Three Blind Mice" the three ladies are sisters and put all their hopes and energy on one sister--played by Loretta Young. One of the other sisters poses as her secretary and the third just hides.

The film begins with the sisters all deciding to take their small inheritance and pooling it. Then, they'll leave their farm in Kansas and head to where the millionaires are--California. There, Young meets two seemingly eligible rich men--played by David Niven and Joel McCrea. Unfortunately, however, the one she is smitten with (McCrea) turns out to be from a good family...but completely broke. And, coincidentally, he was interested in her because he thought SHE was rich. As for Loretta, wen she learns the truth, she's still quite willing to marry Joel...but he will have none of that. Later, when he reappears on the scene, it sure appears as if he's changed his mind. By the time it's all over, everything works out miraculously well--like in "How To Marry A Millionaire".

While this is a very pleasant little film, it is hard to truly love this movie--mostly because the three sisters are such mercenary ladies. Still, it's well-acted and pleasant fluff and good for a rainy day.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1938 (USA) See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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