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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Sometimes considered a sequel to "Four Daughters" (made in 1938) since it had the same cast (Claude Rains, the Lane sisters, Gale Page, John Garfield, etc.), but technically was not - the actors played different characters in "Daughters Courageous" than in the earlier film. "Four Wives" (1940) and "Four Mothers" (1941) were true sequels to "Four Daughters." See more
After Buff tells Gabriel she came and will be going home from the nightclub with Johnny, Gabriel leaves and leaves his accordion with the coat-check girl. However, before sunrise the next morning he and Buff are on his father's boat. He is playing his accordion and she is singing. See more
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Heaven Can Wait
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Played when the girls are in the ladies' lounge discussing Verdun See more