CAROLE LOMBARD - My Favorite Actress

Friday, April 8, 2011

Kathryn Grayson and June Allyson are TWO SISTERS FROM BOSTON (1946)

A delightful musical comedy set at turn of the century New York and centering on Abigail Chandler (top notch turn by Kathryn Grayson) who tells her stuffy Boston relatives that she is a big time opera singer. In truth she works at a burlesque house and is billed as High-C Susie. Trouble ensues when the family comes for a visit. Her sister, Martha (played by June Allyson) is all giddy about seeing her big sis in an opera. Jimmy Durante is the club manager that lets loose with zingers. Grayson and Allyson are terrific as the sisters with Grayson's voice a heavenly sound. Allyson is quite fun in her role, all wide eyed and innocent but gets in on the act with a grand and funny performance at the club.  Also starring MGM regular Peter Lawford as a love interest for Allyson. These two sisters are definitely worth hanging out with.


Caftan Woman said...

"Two Sisters From Boston" surprised me. I wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. June Allyson and Peter Lawford were a genuinely funny team, and it is the most likable I have ever found Jimmy Durante on screen. MGM really should have let Kathryn tap into her comic side more often.

Frl. Irene Palfy said...

Another film that I do not know yet - but sure want to see.. ;")


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