Three Daring Daughters

Three Daring Daughters

Jeanette MacDonald
Director: Fred Wilcox Cast: Jeanette MacDonald
Jeanette MacDonald
, José Iturbi
José Iturbi
, Jane Powell
Jane Powell
Fred Wilcox

DVD (Full Frame)



Jeanette MacDonald made her first screen appearance in five years in the MGM confection Three Daring Daughters. Looking at least ten years younger than her 48 years, MacDonald is cast as glamorous magazine editor Louise Raton Morgan. Long divorced Louise returns from a Cuban vacation with a handsome new husband in tow: None other than famed pianist Jose Iturbi, engagingly playing "himself." Louise's three daughters Tess (Jane Powell), Alix (Mary Elinor Donahue, the future "Princess" on TV's Father Knows Best) and Ilka (Ann E. Todd) are appalled by their mother's choice of husbands. Refusing to accept Iturbi as their stepdad, the girls contrive to unite Louise with Robert-whether they like it or not. Before the Three Daring Daughters come to their senses, there's opportunity aplenty from musical solos by stars Jeanette MacDonald, Jane Powell and Jose Iturbi, with an additional solo from harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler (just before he was blacklisted from Hollywood and forced to scare up film work in England). Incidentally, the actress playing the flirtatious Mrs. Smith is Moyna McGill, the real-life mother of Angela Lansbury.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/27/2012
UPC: 0883316616932
Original Release: 1948
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:55:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeanette MacDonald Louise Rayton Morgan
José Iturbi Himself
Jane Powell Tess Morgan
Edward Arnold Robert Nelson
Harry Davenport Dr. Cannon
Moyna MacGill Mrs. Smith
Ann E. Todd Ilka Morgan
Kathryn Card Jonesy
Nina Bara Actor
Elinor Donahue Alix Morgan
Mary Elinor Actor
Edward Peil Waiter
Diane Stewart Actor
Amparo Iturbi Herself
Dorothy Porter Specialty Singer
Bill Lewin Actor
Joanee Wayne Telephone Operator
Dorita Pallais Actor
Tom Helmore Michael Pemberton
Larry Adler Himself
Don Avalier Headwaiter
Leon Belasco Bandleader
Thomas E. Breen Steward
Virginia Brissac Miss Drake
Wheaton Chambers Stage Manager
Charles Coleman Butler
David Cota Cuban Bellboy
Thurston Hall Mr. Howard
Jack Lipson Fat Man on Street
Frank Pershing Ship Steward
Brick Sullivan Cabbie
Joan Valerie Hostess
Ian Wolfe Butler
Dick Simmons Mr. Hollow
William Forrest Ship's Captain

Technical Credits
Fred Wilcox Director
Preston Ames Art Director
Jack Dawn Makeup
Adrienne Fazan Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Irene Costumes/Costume Designer
Ray June Cinematographer
Frederick Kohner Screenwriter
Arthur Krams Set Decoration/Design
Sonya Levien Screenwriter
Albert Mannheimer Screenwriter
John Meehan Screenwriter
Joe Pasternak Producer
George Stoll Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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