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Some contemporary sources listed the film's title as The Three Sisters ... More Less

Some contemporary sources listed the film's title as The Three Sisters . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
20 Jul 1930.
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Variety
23 Apr 1930
p. 39.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Italian Kisses," words by L. Wolfe Gilbert, music by Abel Baer
"Lonely Feet," "Hand in Hand," "Keep Smiling," "Won't Dance," "Roll on Rolling Road," "What Good Are Words" and "You Are Doing Very Well," words and music by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 April 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 18 April 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 February 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1181
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
6,442
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Marta, an Italian mother, has three daughters. On the night of her wedding, Carlotta stabs the village banker, and aided by Rinaldi, a friend of the family, she escapes with Antonia, who has returned from her musical studies for the nuptials. Elena, the third daughter, marries Count D'Amati the same night; but when the son-in-law goes to war, Elena dies in childbirth; later, D'Amati is killed, leaving the grandmother with only the child for comfort. Marta goes to Rome and is befriended by Rinaldi, but the child reverts to his ducal grandparents by court order. Left penniless by misfortune, Marta finds employment as a dishwasher in a restaurant, but she is rescued from her poverty and loneliness by her two daughters, who have become prosperous in the United ... +


Marta, an Italian mother, has three daughters. On the night of her wedding, Carlotta stabs the village banker, and aided by Rinaldi, a friend of the family, she escapes with Antonia, who has returned from her musical studies for the nuptials. Elena, the third daughter, marries Count D'Amati the same night; but when the son-in-law goes to war, Elena dies in childbirth; later, D'Amati is killed, leaving the grandmother with only the child for comfort. Marta goes to Rome and is befriended by Rinaldi, but the child reverts to his ducal grandparents by court order. Left penniless by misfortune, Marta finds employment as a dishwasher in a restaurant, but she is rescued from her poverty and loneliness by her two daughters, who have become prosperous in the United States. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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