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Three Wise Fools (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 18 December 1946 (Sweden)
It had been forty years since Richard, James and Theodore insulted The O'Monahan and he put a vexing blessing on them. All three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in... See full summary »

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Edward Buzzell

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John McDermott (screenplay), John McDermott (story) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Margaret O'Brien ... Sheila O'Monahan
Lionel Barrymore ... Dr. Richard Gaunght
Lewis Stone ... Judge James Trumbell
Thomas Mitchell ... Terence Alaysius O'Davern
Edward Arnold ... Theodore Findley
Ray Collins ... Judge Watson
Jane Darwell ... Sister Mary Brigid
Charles Dingle ... Paul Badger
Harry Davenport ... The Ancient
Henry O'Neill ... Prof. Horace Appleby
Cyd Charisse ... Rena Fairchild
Warner Anderson ... The O'Monahan
Billy Curtis ... Dugan
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It had been forty years since Richard, James and Theodore insulted The O'Monahan and he put a vexing blessing on them. All three have obtained their dreams of grandeur, but they all live in a single house as bachelors. Into this grand house comes 7 year old Sheila with a request that these three become her guardians. But they do not want her and let her leave until they find that they need the property that Sheila has inherited. They then take her, and O'Davern, into the house with the expressed intention of relieving Sheila of her property so that they can donate it to the University in their name and buy remembrance in the future. But Sheila cannot sell the property because of the 'little people'. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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FOR YOUR HEART'S SAKE SEE IT! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

En liten tjuserska See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 1, 1947 with Margaret O'Brien and Lionel Barrymore reprising their film roles. See more »

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Version of Three Wise Fools (1923) See more »

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The Vidiot Reviews...
8 April 2016 | by capone666See all my reviews

Three Wise Fools

Deforestation is beneficial to the Fay because it means barista jobs aplenty.

And while the fairy-tree in this fantasy isn't becoming a Starbucks, it's about to be uprooted.

Determined to leave a legacy that'll allude to their generosity, three misers (Lionel Barrymore, Edward Arnold, Lewis Stone) donate land to the university.

But their vanity project is put on hold when they learn the property actually belongs to an Irish orphan (Margaret O'Brien) whose grandmother all three had courted.

But the waif is unwilling to sell on account a tree on the parcel is refuge to the wee-folk.

Despite its unfortunate casting of little people as the forest imps, this 1946 adaptation of the stage-play does capture the enchantment of Irish folklore, and the transformative effects it has on the disillusioned.

However, if we saved every tree based on fairy tales all we'd have to show for it would be stupid oxygen.

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