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Three Wise Fools (1946)

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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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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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was initially telecast in Los Angeles Sunday 23 February 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Sunday 6 April 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it first aired 8 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7), but in New York City, its earliest documented telecast took place Saturday Afternoon 17 March 1962 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Referenced in Forecast (1945) See more »

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15 January 2010 | by songsofedenSee all my reviews

this movie i caught the last 15 minutes of . . . i am just delighted what an ending! I can only say this has to be released after 64 years. its' really beautiful and timeless, the cast seemed to be enchanted and enjoying the grand finale. I have no doubt this fantastic film could be remade with great success, What a wonderful and thoughtful lesson about money and nature coming together in the end in mutual agreement turning the faeries realm into a park for everyone to enjoy. a very wholesome and encouraging comedy. I look forward to watching the entire movie from the beginning already knowing the ending is very funny just believing that the wee folk share our love of the great forests they call home


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