Three Loves Has Nancy (1938)

67 or 69-70 mins | Comedy | 2 September 1938

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
26 Aug 1938
p. 3
Film Daily
6 Sep 1938
p. 11
Hollywood Reporter
23 Jun 1938
p. 1, 5
Hollywood Reporter
27 Jun 1938
p. 1
Hollywood Reporter
5 Jul 1938
p. 23
Hollywood Reporter
26 Aug 1938
p. 4
Motion Picture Daily
29 Aug 1938
p. 5
Motion Picture Herald
20 Aug 1938
p. 54
Motion Picture Herald
3 Sep 1938
p. 35
New York Times
2 Sep 1938
p. 21
Variety
7 Sep 1938
p. 12
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Story
Mort Braus
Story
J. K. McGuinness
Contr to dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir assoc
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Mus score
SOUND
Rec dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit mgr
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 September 1938
Production Date:
29 Jun--4 Aug 1938
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Loew's Inc.
29 August 1938
LP8264
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
67 or 69-70
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4559
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Popular New York writer Malcolm Niles looks forward to a romantic evening with actress Vivian Herford until her mother shows up and talks about wedding plans. Hoping to avoid marriage to Vivian, Malcolm decides to go on the cross-country autographing tour that his friend and publisher Robert Hanson has been suggesting. While signing books in a small Southern town, Malcolm meets Nancy Briggs, who expresses complete disinterest in his books and plans to marry her sweetheart, George Wilkins, Jr., that evening. Discarding thoughts about Nancy, whom he regards as eccentric, Malcolm is ecstatic when Robert wires him that Vivian has just left New York. Boarding his train to return home, though, Malcolm discovers that Nancy, too, is on board. George, who has been working as the manager of a dry cleaning shop in New York for some time, has failed to show up for their wedding and Nancy plans to find him. Despite Malcolm's efforts to avoid Nancy, he misses his train on its last stop looking for her gloves, then finds her at his door in New York. Because Nancy has discovered that George is not the manager of his shop and has, in fact, disappeared, she has nowhere to go but to Malcolm, from whom she wants help in locating her fiancé. He is at first inclined to throw her out, but when Vivian shows up, he tells her that he has found another woman, Nancy. Staying with Malcolm on a platonic basis, Nancy gradually becomes an important part of his and Robert's lives. She cooks and cleans for them and soon becomes a person to whom everyone in their otherwise ...

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Popular New York writer Malcolm Niles looks forward to a romantic evening with actress Vivian Herford until her mother shows up and talks about wedding plans. Hoping to avoid marriage to Vivian, Malcolm decides to go on the cross-country autographing tour that his friend and publisher Robert Hanson has been suggesting. While signing books in a small Southern town, Malcolm meets Nancy Briggs, who expresses complete disinterest in his books and plans to marry her sweetheart, George Wilkins, Jr., that evening. Discarding thoughts about Nancy, whom he regards as eccentric, Malcolm is ecstatic when Robert wires him that Vivian has just left New York. Boarding his train to return home, though, Malcolm discovers that Nancy, too, is on board. George, who has been working as the manager of a dry cleaning shop in New York for some time, has failed to show up for their wedding and Nancy plans to find him. Despite Malcolm's efforts to avoid Nancy, he misses his train on its last stop looking for her gloves, then finds her at his door in New York. Because Nancy has discovered that George is not the manager of his shop and has, in fact, disappeared, she has nowhere to go but to Malcolm, from whom she wants help in locating her fiancé. He is at first inclined to throw her out, but when Vivian shows up, he tells her that he has found another woman, Nancy. Staying with Malcolm on a platonic basis, Nancy gradually becomes an important part of his and Robert's lives. She cooks and cleans for them and soon becomes a person to whom everyone in their otherwise hardened New York neighborhood can turn. While at first Nancy's unsophisticated ways chagrin Malcolm, he starts to fall in love with her, as does Robert, and is ready to kill his friend when Robert "sleepwalks" into her room. Despite the diagnosis of their old college roommate, psychiatrist Dr. Alonzo Z. Stewart, that Malcolm is in love with Nancy, he continually denies it until Robert sends for Nancy's family and the contrast between his socialite parents and her unsophisticated relatives causes arguments among everyone present. When George shows up just then to reclaim Nancy and starts a fight, Malcolm finally admits he loves her and proposes. After their wedding, Nancy and Malcolm board a steamship for Europe, but when she suddenly thinks she has left her gloves ashore, Malcolm races down to get them and can't get back in time before it pulls away from the dock.

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