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Three Daring Daughters (1948)

Approved | | Musical, Romance | 5 March 1948 (USA)
It's Tess' graduation day from "Miss Drakes School for Girls". During the choir's performance at the ceremony, Tess notices that her beautiful, divorcee mother, Louise Rayton Morgan isn't ... See full summary »

Director:

Fred M. Wilcox

Writers:

Albert Mannheimer (original screenplay), Frederick Kohner (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jeanette MacDonald ... Louise Rayton Morgan
José Iturbi ... José Iturbi (as Jose Iturbi)
Jane Powell ... Tess Morgan
Edward Arnold ... Robert Nelson
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Cannon
Moyna MacGill ... Mrs. Smith (as Moyna Macgill)
Elinor Donahue ... Alix Morgan (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)
Ann E. Todd ... Ilka Morgan
Tom Helmore ... Michael Pemberton
Kathryn Card ... Jonesy
Dick Simmons ... Mr. Hollow, Nelson's Secretary
Larry Adler ... Larry Adler (Harmonica Player)
Amparo Iturbi Amparo Iturbi ... Amparo Iturbi
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Storyline

It's Tess' graduation day from "Miss Drakes School for Girls". During the choir's performance at the ceremony, Tess notices that her beautiful, divorcee mother, Louise Rayton Morgan isn't there. Louise, an editor for Modern Design Publication, is lying in Dr. Cannon's office from fainting due to being over-worked and stressed-out. At home after the graduation ceremony, Dr. Cannon has a talk with Louise's three daughters, Tess, Ilka and Alix. He tells them that their mother needs a vacation badly, but, the only way she can relax is if she goes without the girls. The girls agree, but, Louise is reluctant, but goes. The girls see their mother off on her one month Cuban cruise. When the girls get home they discuss their mother, and believe if they bring their father back home it will make their mom happy and healthy again. In reality, Louise has kept the truth about their father from them. Their father was actually a very uncaring man, who left them and left Louise to raise the girls on ... Written by Kelly

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A star-packed array of music and mirth! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | Spanish

Release Date:

5 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido leidt de dans See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the prodigious amount of music in the film, this is one of a small handful of MGM musicals that was not released as a soundtrack album on the MGM Records label. See more »

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Featured in Private Screenings: Jane Powell (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

WHERE THERE'S LOVE
(uncredited)
Based on a Waltz from 'Der Rosenkavelier'
Written by Richard Strauss & Earl K. Brent
Sung by Jeanette MacDonald
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Something you want to see over and over again.
3 December 1999 | by GregoireSee all my reviews

It makes you wonder why Jane Powell did not pursue a career in opera. As as Jeannette MacDonald was, Jane Powell outshines her in this movie. Jose Iturbi is a superb pianist and conductor and shows good acting talent. Edward Arnold is a classic, excellent actor. Any movie that he is in is good. It was interesting to see the "Father Knows Best" girl, Eleanor Donohue in such an early role for her.


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