Friday, June 18, 2010

Three Daring Daughters(1948).

Three Daring Daughters(1948). Director: Fred M. Wilcox. The screenplay was written by Albert Mannheimer, Frederick Kohner, Sonya Levien and John Meehan. Cast:Jeanette MacDonald, José Iturbi as Himself, Jane Powell, Edward Arnold, Harry Davenport, Moyna MacGill, Elinor Donahue and Ann E. Todd.

After the graduation ceremony of her eldest daughter, New York fashion magazine editor Louise Rayton Morgan, is placed under the care of Dr. Cannon, for an nervous breakdown. Louise's three daughters, Tess, Alix and Ilka, believe that their mother, is suffering from a broken heart.

Soon after their mother leaves for Cuba on a much needed vacation, Tess, Alix and Ilka pay a visit to their father's employer, Robert Nelson. Wanting to get their father called home from his overseas assignment. Tess wins Nelson's heart by singing a song for him, and he decides to help the girls get their parents back together. While, on board a cruise ship headed for Cuba, Louise falls in love with famous pianist and orchestra conductor José Iturbi. The couple marry as soon as they reach Cuba. A short time later, Louise returns to New York, and is about to tell her daughters her surprise when she learns the girls have a surprise of their own.

Three Daring Daughters, is a cute little movie. It may be a little fluffy, but a perfect film to watch on a hot summer day.


  1. At first I thought this was one of the Daughters films that Priscilla Lane did back in the late 30's but it's not. I've never seen this one, sounds good though Dawn. Thanks for the post.

  2. Monty, after watching a couple of Jeanette MacDonald's, movies on TCM. I think she is a wonderful actress.. Maybe one of my new found favorite actress..