The Gay Sisters (1942)

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Three wealthy orphans attempt to defend their ownership of their family's property, but financial and romantic problems set in.


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2 August 2019 | ksf-2
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| pretty good Stanwyck. not so shocking now...
Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Nancy Coleman are the Gaylord sisters. when the parental units croak, they must find a way to hang on to the family compound. Right at the beginning, we see that mom Gaylord has died on the Lusitania, and dad is going off to war, certainly an ominous start to the film. Then we're at the court house for some reason. The co-starring men are Gene Lockhart, George Brent, Gig Young, and Grant Mitchell. some pretty big hollywood names backing up this film. Grant Mitchell is the head of the group fighting to gain control of ten percent of the family fortune. Eighteen minutes in, we finally hear from Barbara Stanwyck, one of the heiress sisters. and the strongest one. she clearly runs the show. she has fired the family lawyer, and now they are scrambling to find a good lawyer to help them in court. Turns out that someone knows a secret about one of the sisters, and that secret could be worth a lot of money. It's pretty good! clearly, secrets and things that might be shocking in 1942 are really no big deal today. it was a different time, and of course the film code was in full force in the 1940s. Directed by Irving Rapper; had made SO MANY films with perfectionist Bette Davis... he must have been a pro!

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