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Three Blind Mice (1938)

Approved | | Comedy | 18 June 1938 (USA)
Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her... See full summary »

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Brown Holmes (screen play), Lynn Starling (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Pamela Charters
Joel McCrea ... Van Dam Smith
David Niven ... Steve Harrington
Stuart Erwin ... Mike Brophy
Marjorie Weaver ... Moira Charters
Pauline Moore ... Elizabeth Charters
Binnie Barnes ... Miriam Harrington
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Kilian
Leonid Kinskey ... Young Man
Spencer Charters ... Hendricks
Franklin Pangborn ... Clerk
Herbert Heywood Herbert Heywood ... Workman (as Herb Heywood)
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Three sisters take their small inheritance and move from Kansas to California in search of rich husbands. To start with Pamela poses as a socialite and Moira and Elizabeth pretend to be her staff. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Three bright-eyed girls look for love . . . and a man with a million dollars ! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 June 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Precisam-se Três Maridos See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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In June 1938, this film was shown on a double bill with Woman Against Woman (1938). See more »

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Version of Moon Over Miami (1941) See more »

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Isn't It Wonderful, Isn't It Swell
Written by Lew Pollack and Sidney D. Mitchell
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See How They Wed
27 May 2009 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

This comedy about three sisters who inherit a bit of money and use it to mount a gold-digging expedition is given a fairly glossy Fox handling. Yet, despite a cast that in a few years would be considered stellar for screwball comedy, it never quite gets off the ground. In fact, this looks like it is miscast, something that should have starred Janet Gaynor. Fox had dumped Miss Gaynor a couple of years earlier and used Loretta Young in the lead role. She lacks that adorability that makes you forgive her her trespasses.

Only Binnie Barnes, as David Niven's emphatic sister, really shines. Although director William Seiter was a dab hand at social comedy, he never really got a feel for out-and-out screwball, and this effort shows the gap.

If anything, this movie looks like Preston Sturges was so annoyed by it that he wrote the script for THE PALM BEACH STORY and cast this movie's lead, Joel McCrea in the lead.


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