Nan Masters, a single mother living with her four marriageable daughters, plans to marry Sam Sloane, businessman. Out of the blue her 1st husband Jim returns after deserting the family 20 years earlier. The worldly wanderer Jim gets a cool family reception at first but his warm personality gradually wins the affections of his four daughters. In fact, youngest daughter Buff, who has her eye on a maverick of her own in Gabriel Lopez, is pleased when Jim grants his stamp of approval on her relationship. Buff plans to elope with Gabriel on her mother's wedding day, but 'unpredictable' is Gabriel's middle name.
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Four Courageous Daughters . . . and a brave mother . . . together they faced life . . . living each other's joys . . . suffering each other's sorrows !
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Did You Know?
This film is often mistakenly considered a sequel to Four Daughters
(1938) since it has the same primary cast (Claude Rains
, John Garfield
, Jeffrey Lynn
, May Robson
, Frank McHugh
, Dick Foran
, Gale Page
, and the real life Lane sisters - Priscilla Lane
, Rosemary Lane
and Lola Lane
- all in somewhat similar roles, most specifically Page and the Lanes portraying four sisters to Raines' father) and even the same director, Michael Curtiz
, but technically is not - the actors play different characters in this film than in the earlier film. Four Wives
(1939) and Four Mothers
(1941) are true sequels to Four Daughters. See more
When Jim is telling Cora that she is the center of the play, they are seated much closer together in the close-up than they are in the long shots. See more
When are you going to stop sliding down the banister?
When they stop making 'em.
Version of Always in My Heart
Music by Harry Warren
First tune played at the nightclub See more