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Three Daring Daughters (1948)

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115 min | Musical, Romance

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 ...See moreIt'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 her own. The girls go to see their father's boss, Robert Nelson to locate their father and bring him home. Meanwhile on Louise's Cuban cruise, she meets famed pianist and conductor, Jose Iturbi. Jose is immediately taken by Louise, but she plays hard to get, but has the time of her life. When Louise finally returns home, she has a secret to tell the girls, but, the girls have a secret too.. Written by Kelly See less
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Albert Mannheimer (original screenplay) | Frederick Kohner (original screenplay) | Sonya Levien (original screenplay) | John Meehan (original screenplay)
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Updated Feb 12, 1948

Release date
Mar 5, 1948 (United States)

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44 cast members
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Jeanette MacDonald
Louise Rayton Morgan Louise Rayton Morgan   See fewer
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José Iturbi
José Iturbi (as Jose Iturbi) José Iturbi (as Jose Iturbi)   See fewer
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Jane Powell
Tess Morgan Tess Morgan   See fewer
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Edward Arnold
Robert Nelson Robert Nelson   See fewer
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Harry Davenport
Dr. Cannon Dr. Cannon   See fewer
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Moyna MacGill
Mrs. Smith (as Moyna Macgill) Mrs. Smith (as Moyna Macgill)   See fewer
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Elinor Donahue
Alix Morgan (as Mary Eleanor Donahue) Alix Morgan (as Mary Eleanor Donahue)   See fewer
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Ann E. Todd
Ilka Morgan Ilka Morgan   See fewer
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Tom Helmore
Michael Pemberton Michael Pemberton   See fewer
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Kathryn Card
Jonesy Jonesy   See fewer
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Dick Simmons
Mr. Hollow, Nelson's Secretary Mr. Hollow, Nelson's Secretary   See fewer
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Larry Adler
Himself (Harmonica Player) Himself (Harmonica Player)   See fewer
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Amparo Iturbi
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Anita Aros
Switchboard Operator (uncredited) Switchboard Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Avalier
Headwaiter (uncredited) Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Amparo Ballester
Cigarette Girl (uncredited) Cigarette Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nina Bara
Cuban Singer (uncredited) Cuban Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Belasco
Ship Bandleader (uncredited) Ship Bandleader (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nan Bennett
Toney Tiger (uncredited) Toney Tiger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas E. Breen
Ship Steward (uncredited) Ship Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Miss Drake (uncredited) Miss Drake (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Carruthers
Restaurant Patron (uncredited) Restaurant Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Stage Manager (uncredited) Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Coleman
William (uncredited) William (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Cota
Bellboy (uncredited) Bellboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
Ship Captain (uncredited) Ship Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phyllis Graffeo
Cuban Singer (uncredited) Cuban Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Howie Howard, Louise's Assistant (uncredited) Howie Howard, Louise's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shephen Hero
Ribs (uncredited) Ribs (uncredited)   See fewer
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Conchita Lemus
Cuban Singer (uncredited) Cuban Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Lewin
Ship Steward (uncredited) Ship Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack 'Tiny' Lipson
Freddy, Fat Man on Street (uncredited) Freddy, Fat Man on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
Cafe Alegria Dance Floor Extra (uncredited) Cafe Alegria Dance Floor Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Connie Montoya
Switchboard Operator (uncredited) Switchboard Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorita Pallais
Cuban Singer (uncredited) Cuban Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Peil Sr.
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Pershing
Ship Steward (uncredited) Ship Steward (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Porter
Cuban Singer (uncredited) Cuban Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diane Stewart
Cuban Singer (uncredited) Cuban Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Cabbie (uncredited) Cabbie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joan Valerie
Hostess (uncredited) Hostess (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joanee Wayne
Telephone Operator (uncredited) Telephone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ian Wolfe
Martin, Nelson's 2nd Butler (uncredited) Martin, Nelson's 2nd Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Estelita Zarco
Switchboard Operator (uncredited) Switchboard Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 428 votes