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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

Oh Dream of Love
(1946) (uncredited)
Music from "Liebestraum" by Franz Liszt (1850)
Music Adapted by Charles Previn
Lyrics by Ralph Freed
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Two Sisters from Boston Rates ***
13 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Nice turn of the century film where Kathryn Grayson comes to N.Y. to sing in a joint. Her presence there threatens a scandal in her native Boston as her uncle is the Republican candidate for mayor of the town.

He comes with his wife to investigate and the fun starts. June Allyson is her sister and Jimmy Durante, the owner of the place where Grayson is singing. To save Grayson, Durante arranges for her to sing at the opera with the established Lauritz Melchior.

Peter Lawford, falls for Allyson but thinks that Grayson is having an affair with his father.

The picture becomes funny at times but needed technicolor to brighten it up.

Ben Blue is funny as a drunken waiter and Melchior shows some comedic gift here.

A pleasant film capturing the turn of the century musical traditions in America.


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