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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 »

Director:

Edward Buzzell

Writers:

John McDermott (screenplay), John McDermott (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

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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Thrilling Entertainment! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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MGM Classic
7 December 2003 | by aberlour36See all my reviews

This deserves a ten on the IMDB scale. It's a superb film about hope, love, and blarney. This is Margaret O'Brien's finest film effort, and she is backed by skilled MGM veterans. Why on earth this isn't available, is beyond me. Watch for showings on TCM and get out your video recorder.


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