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Three Little Girls in Blue (1946)

Approved | | Musical | October 1946 (USA)
A reworking of the movie Three Blind Mice (1938) based on the play of the same name, which in turn led to another remake Moon Over Miami (1941). This remake is set during the turn of the ... See full summary »

Directors:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone), John Brahm (uncredited)

Writers:

Valentine Davies (screen play by), Brown Holmes (adapted by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
June Haver ... Pam Charters
George Montgomery ... Van Damm Smith
Vivian Blaine ... Liz Charters
Celeste Holm ... Miriam Harrington
Vera-Ellen ... Myra Charters
Frank Latimore ... Steve Harrington
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A reworking of the movie Three Blind Mice (1938) based on the play of the same name, which in turn led to another remake Moon Over Miami (1941). This remake is set during the turn of the century. Three sisters from Red Bank set out for Atlantic City disguised as an heiress, her secretary,and a maid, in the hope that one of them will land a rich husband. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Taglines:

They're all set to love . . . and it's all set to music

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

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Trivia

Twentieth Century-Fox borrowed Vera-Ellen from Samuel Goldwyn's production company for this film. See more »

Goofs

The past-due hotel bill contains two errors. Twenty-one days at $9.25 per day is $194.25, not $191.25. And, the total should be $239.00 not $238.00. See more »

Quotes

Miriam: I think we should have a great big weddin'; you get so many more presents that way.
Pam Charters: You'll have to help me write the thank-you letters!
Miriam: Why - can't you write?
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Soundtracks

A Farmer's Life Is a Very Merry Life
(uncredited)
Music by Josef Myrow
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by June Haver, Vivian Blaine and Vera-Ellen (dubbed by Carol Stewart)
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Vera-Ellen Steals the Show
23 May 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Lush musical where the title tells all. The three little-- actually well-developed-- farm girls are out to marry rich guys in Atlantic City. Being cute as buttons and over-dressed in styles of the day, they meet up with guys who at least act rich. Trouble is, the girls have agreed that Haver should pretend to be rich while other two sisters (Blaine & Vera-Ellen) should pretend to be her assistants. Thus complications ensue, especially of the romantic kind.

In my book Vera-Ellen steals the show with her gamin looks and lively style. Plus she gets that really long song and dance number—You Make Me Feel So Young-- which amounts to the movie's centerpiece. I hope TCF paid her well for the lengthy effort. Meanwhile, Blaine and Haver get the glamor and the good-looking guys, Latimore and Montgomery. And catch Celeste Holm's ante-bellum southern lady, with her sharp-tongued Scarlett O'Hara asides. They're a hoot for old movie fans. And in case you're in doubt about the plot, surprise, surprise, things do get sorted out in typical Hollywood musical style.

Anyway, the 100-minutes is lavishly produced, with glossy candy-box colors. I suspect the film's not better known because it lacks headliner male leads—Montgomery would eventually find his niche in B-westerns. Also, I agree with some reviewers that editing down the romance parts would give the movie and musical numbers more impact. Nonetheless, the film remains a lively mix of glamour and song from TCF's golden period.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rio Cabana (1946) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,335,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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