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Three for Bedroom C (1952)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 26 June 1952 (USA)
A film star and her young daughter stow away on a cross-country train to California. The compartment they invade belongs to a celebrated biology professor; romance blossoms. The star's manager turns up; complications ensue.

Director:

Milton H. Bren

Writers:

Milton H. Bren, Goddard Lieberson (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gloria Swanson ... Ann Haven
James Warren ... Professor Ollie J. Thrumm
Fred Clark ... Johnny Pizer
Hans Conried ... Jack Bleck - Press Agent
Steve Brodie ... Conde Marlowe
Janine Perreau ... Barbara Haven
Ernest Anderson ... Fred Johnson, Train Steward
Margaret Dumont ... Mrs. Agnes Hawthorne
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A film star and her young daughter stow away on a cross-country train to California. The compartment they invade belongs to a celebrated biology professor; romance blossoms. The star's manager turns up; complications ensue.

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train | railway | based on novel | See All (3) »

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She's Glorious! She's Uproarious! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3 Para a Cabine C See more »

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Production Co:

Brenco Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Naturalcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Gloria Swanson's one and only feature film following the popularity (i.e. comeback) of Sunset Boulevard. Most of the scripts she was offered were for characters like Norma Desmond. Instead she chose a lighthearted comedy. In both films, she plays a famous actress. Although here she's not a has-been from the silent era. See more »

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TV prints are in black and white. See more »

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Eye-Candy for Train Buffs
28 December 2008 | by norm_andersonSee all my reviews

It can truly be said that an "uncredited co-star" in this film is the Santa Fe Railway's luxurious, all-Pullman "Super Chief" streamliner. Nearly all the action takes place aboard the train, but the set pieces used are NOT studio mock-ups. In late 1951, the Santa Fe had just taken a large order of brand-new equipment to upgrade their flagship train, and they allowed Brenco Pictures Corp. to disassemble the interiors of a brand-new Sleeping Car, Dining Car, and Vista-Dome Lounge Car, and truck these interiors over to their sound stages for filming. Thus, the tables, chairs, lighting fixtures, and other accoutrements are not some director's "concept" of first-class passenger train travel, but are the actual interiors of the actual cars on the real-life "Super Chief." Anyone who's not a railfan will probably find this irrelevant, but for those who care about such things, this now qualifies as rare archival footage.

Whatever your feelings about trains, one of the highlights of the film is Hans Conreid, who turns in a superb bit of physical comedy in the train's on-board Barber Shop.


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