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Three Smart Girls

Three Smart Girls
Lobby card
Directed by Henry Koster
Produced by Joe Pasternak
Screenplay by
Starring
Cinematography Joseph A. Valentine
Edited by Ted J. Kent
Production
company
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • December 20, 1936 (1936-12-20) (USA)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Three Smart Girls is a 1936 American musical comedy film directed by Henry Koster and starring Barbara Read, Nan Grey, Deanna Durbin, and Ray Milland.[1] The film, Durbin's feature film debut, had a screenplay by Adele Comandini and Austin Parker, and is about three sisters who travel to New York City to prevent their father from remarrying. The three plot to bring their divorced parents back together again.

It began an eight-year era of successful Deanna Durbin musicals and spawned two sequels, Three Smart Girls Grow Up and Hers to Hold.[1]

Cast

Production

Ray Milland was a last minute replacement from Louis Hayward who was originally cast but fell ill shortly before filming began.[2]

Awards

Three Smart Girls received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, Best Sound (Homer G. Tasker), and Best Original Story.[3]

Cultural References

In the 1949 MGM musical On The Town, there is a reference to Three Smart Girls in the title song, sung by Betty Garrett, Ann Miller and Vera-Ellen.


References

  1. ^ a b Erickson, Hal. "Three Smart Girls (1936)". The New York Times. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ SUPER STYLE PAGEANT PROMISED IN IRENE DUNNE FEATURE: Sparkle of Alice Faye to Lend Zip to Temple Film Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 21 Sep 1936: 13.
  3. ^ "The 9th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners". Oscars. Retrieved August 8, 2011. 

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