Three Smart Girls
Director Henry Koster
Film series Three Smart Girls series
Genre Comedy, Musical, Romance
Music director Heinz Eric Roemheld
Country United States
|Release date December 20, 1936 (1936-12-20) (USA)|
Writer Adele Comandini (original story), Adele Comandini (screen play)
Cast Deanna Durbin (Penny Craig), Barbara Read (Kay Craig), Nan Grey (Joan Craig), Charles Winninger (Judson Craig), Binnie Barnes (Donna Lyons), Ray Milland (Lord Michael Stuart)
Similar movies Pitch Perfect 2, Birdman, Frozen, Youth, Aladdin, Cinderella
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. 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.
Production and reception
Ray Milland was a last-minute replacement for Louis Hayward, who was originally cast, but fell ill shortly before filming began.
Three Smart Girls received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, Best Sound (Homer G. Tasker), and Best Original Story.
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