Two Sisters from Boston

Two Sisters from Boston

Director: Henry Koster Cast: Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Lauritz Melchior

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Overview

By 1946, MGM's musical output was in the hands of two men: the incisive, progressive Arthur Freed, and the sentimental, old-fashioned Joe Pasternak. It was Pasternak who held the reins on Two Sisters from Boston, a period piece set in New York. June Allyson and Kathryn Grayson arrive fresh from prim 'n' proper Boston, only to secure work as entertainers in a rowdy Bowery saloon. Since the saloon owner is lovable old Jimmy Durante, the girls have nothing to fear so far as physical outrages are concerned, though they just barely withstand the assault to their eardrums when Schnozzola sings "G'wan Home, Your Mother's Calling." The cultural portion of the program is handled by Metropolitan Opera star Lauritz Melchior, who though in excellent voice isn't as much fun to watch as Durante. The efficacy of Joe Paternak's candy-box approach was proven by the excellent boxoffice response to Two Sisters From Boston.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/20/2010
UPC: 0883316261200
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 12,925

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kathryn Grayson Abigail Chandler
June Allyson Martha Canford Chandler
Lauritz Melchior Olstrom
Jimmy Durante "Spike"
Peter Lawford Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Jr
Ben Blue Wrigley
Isobel Elsom Aunt Jennifer
Harry Hayden Uncle Jonathan
Thurston Hall Lawrence Tyburt Patterson
Nella Walker Mrs. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr
Gino Corrado Ossifish
Erville Alderson Actor
Vince Barnett Actor
Chester Clute Actor
Jimmy Conlin Actor
Byron Foulger Actor
Norman Leavitt Actor
Paul Newlan Actor
Dewey Robinson Actor
Tim Ryan Actor
Ralph Sanford Actor
Grady Sutton Actor
Eddie Jackson Actor
Eric Blore Actor
Monte Blue Actor

Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director
Douglas Biggs Editor
Daniel B. Cathcart Art Director
Myles Connolly Screenwriter
Harry Crane Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Jack Donohue Choreography
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Joe Pasternak Producer
Charles Previn Score Composer
James Rice Screenwriter
Helen Rose Costumes/Costume Designer
Irene Sharaff Costumes/Costume Designer
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Surtees Cinematographer
Irene Valles Costumes/Costume Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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