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Two Sisters from Boston (1946)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | April 1946 (USA)
Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Abigail Chandler
... Martha Canford Chandler
... Olstrom
... 'Spike'
... Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Jr.
... Wrigley
Isobel Elsom ... Aunt Jennifer
... Uncle Jonathan
... Mr. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
... Mrs. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr.
... Ossifish
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Abigail Chandler has written her stuffy Boston relatives that she's a successful opera singer in New York. In reality, she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. When her sister Martha comes for a visit, Abigail tries to hide the truth from her. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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April 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El ruiseñor mentiroso  »

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$2,223,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Friday 2 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Chicago 21 September 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Phoenix 28 September 1957 on KPHO (Channel 5), in Philadelphia 6 October 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Baltimore 24 October 1957 on WJZ (Channel 13), in both New Haven CT and Hartford CT 4 November 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8) and on WHCT (Channel 18), in Altoona PA 18 November 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Windsor ON (serving Detroit) 2 December 1957 on CKLW (Channel 9), in Honolulu 6 December 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13), and in Seattle 10 January 1958 on KING (Channel 5); the Two Sisters didn't make it from Boston to San Francisco Until 2 January 1960 on KGO (Channel 7) and from there to New York City until 20 January 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

In the poster advertising the opera "Marie Antoinette," shown at the end of the film, the part played by Olstrom is listed as a baritone role. Lauritz Melchior, who plays Olstrom, was a tenor. See more »

Quotes

'Spike': [to Martha as she is about to go on stage] Spunk up, kid! All they can do is throw things at ya.
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Soundtracks

G'Wan Home Your Mudder's Callin'
(1946) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Jimmy Durante and Chorus Girls
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A Most Pleasant Trifle
31 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

Here's a film that's a pleasure to view and hear. All departments work together, as does the talented cast, to make this a fun-filled experience.

Jimmy Durante ties the various comedic elements together with spunk and verve. Katheryn Grayson sings her operatic selections beautifully, yet it's her skill in the honky-tonk numbers that surprises and delights. Likewise June Allyson works smoothly on several levels, as does Peter Lawford.

The musical team has skillfully crafted operatic arias and montages for Lauriz Melchoir that shows off his glorious heldentenor marvelously. The entire production is fun-filled and thoroughly pleasant. It may seem like a modest effort, but there's a lot of solid craftsmanship at its core.


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