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Three Blind Mice (1938 film)

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Director  William A. Seiter
Costume design  Gwen Wakeling
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Country  United States
Three Blind Mice (1938 film) movie poster
Writer  Brown Holmes, Lynn Starling
Release date  June 18, 1938 (1938-06-18)
Based on  the play Three Blind Mice  by Stephen Powys
Genres  Comedy, Romance Film, Romantic comedy
Cast  Loretta Young (Pamela Charters), Joel McCrea (Van Dam Smith), David Niven (Steve Harrington), Stuart Erwin (Mike Brophy), Marjorie Weaver (Moira Charters), Pauline Moore (Elizabeth Charters)
Similar movies  Howards End, Happiness, Your Best Friend, American Wedding, Jeepers Creepers, (500) Days of Summer
Tagline  Three bright-eyed girls look for love . . . and a man with a million dollars !

Three Blind Mice is a 1938 romantic comedy film starring Loretta Young, Joel McCrea and David Niven.



Three Kansas sisters, owners of a chicken farm, dream of romantic life as rich ladies. As a play between sisters, Pamela (Loretta Young) plays the rich lady, Moira (Marjorie Weaver) her personal maid and Elizabeth (Pauline Moore) her personal secretary. When they inherit 5000 $ they decide to try it and head for California in search of a rich husband for one of them. The roles are left how they are used in playing at home. Soon Pamela has not only one but two dating gentlemen. And in no time she is in trouble about which one to marry. But as Van Dam Smith (Joel McCrea) is the one she loves, but he's the one without money, because his grandfather keeps it and spends it on zoos, they decide she has to marry rich Steve Harrington (David Niven). In Harrington's house she and her sisters meet Steve's sister Miriam (Binnie Barnes), who has also fallen for Van Dam Smith. Meantime Mike (Stuart Erwin), whom the sisters already knew from the hotel they stayed in California, has reached the Harrington House and has been engaged as a servant. In fact he is in love with Moira and has followed her. Elizabeth sympathizes with Steve Harrington, as it is obvious at a certain point that Pamela and Steve do not seem to be compatible. At the end, Pamela explains to Van Dam that "it is just that easy to fall in love with a poor man as a rich one". Miriam Harrington has to be satisfied in having a lot of money, but no man.


  • Loretta Young as Pamela Charters
  • Marjorie Weaver as Moira Charters
  • Pauline Moore as Elizabeth Charters
  • Spencer Charters as Hendricks
  • Joel McCrea as Van Dam Smith
  • David Niven as Steve Harrington
  • Stuart Erwin as Mike Brophy
  • Binnie Barnes as Miriam Harrington
  • Jane Darwell as Mrs. Killeen
  • Leonid Kinskey as Young Man
  • Franklin Pangborn as Clerk
  • Herbert Heywood as Workman
  • Carol Adams as Student (uncredited)
  • Ralph Brooks as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Elisha Cook Jr. as Boy on Bench (uncredited)
  • Elena Durán as Spanish Dancer (uncredited)
  • Antonio Filauri as Pierre - Maitre d'Hotel (uncredited)
  • Lorenzo Félix as Spanish Singer (uncredited)
  • Ben Hendricks Jr. as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Thomas Martin as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Corazón Montes as Spanish Singer (uncredited)
  • Bert Moorhouse as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • José Nieto as Spanish Singer (uncredited)
  • Barry Norton as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Alexander Pollard as Harrington's Butler (uncredited)
  • Lillian Porter as Girl on Bench (uncredited)
  • Laura Puente as Spanish Dancer (uncredited)
  • Ramon Ros as Spanish Dancer (uncredited)
  • Iva Stewart as Biltmore Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
  • Dale Van Sickel as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • Fred Velasco as Spanish Dancer (uncredited)
  • Russell Wade as Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
  • References

    Three Blind Mice (1938 film) Wikipedia
    Three Blind Mice (1938 film) IMDb Three Blind Mice (1938 film)

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