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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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Thousands of girls (millions !) have had the same dream . . . but these three do something about it ! Ah, romance . . . Oh, what fun ! See more »

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Trivia

In June 1938, this film was shown on a double bill with Woman Against Woman (1938). See more »

Connections

Version of Kuang lian (1960) 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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Beware of gold diggers
25 April 2015 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Darryl Zanuck certainly liked The Greeks Had A Word For Them. 20th Century Fox did four versions of this story of which Three Blind Mice was the second.

From roaring twenties flappers the three husband seeking girls are the proprietors of a chicken ranch on the Kansas plains and after getting a $5000.00+ inheritance they're off to Southern California to seek a rich husband. Loretta Young is given the lead so to speak as a rich débutante with Marjorie Weaver and Pauline Moore as secretary and maid. No particular reason for them to invest in Loretta as all three women are lookers. But Loretta's most sold on the idea.

After a fashion they get themselves involved with Joel McCrea has an impressive WASP name, but little cash. He's an excellent extra man for a dinner party though. He's got a friend in David Niven who is really rich and sights are set on him. But hanging around is Stu Erwin who is a bartender who has a dislike for whom he considers gold diggers.

Three Blind Mice is a pleasant and witty comedy very typical of the era when people still dressed for dinner. Of course in this situation that fourth remake that 20th Century Fox did was the best. It was nothing less than How To Marry A Millionaire.

Still this one holds its own quite nicely.


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Language:

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Release Date:

18 June 1938 (USA) See more »

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