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Two Sisters From Boston

1946 1h 52m Musical Comedy List
Reviews 55% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Boston socialite Abigail Chandler (Kathryn Grayson) dreams of singing with the New York Metropolitan Opera. After her aunt and uncle kindly pay for her to go to New York for voice lessons, Abigail secretly takes a job singing at a beer hall in the Bowery in order to pay for the lessons. Abigail's stuffy sister, Martha (June Allyson), remains after a family visit to keep an eye on her, and, instead of being shocked by Abigail's secret performing life, she ends up enthusiastically joining her. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Though pleasant, it's still old-fashioned and has an outdated sense of decorum and ideas. Rated: B- Sep 4, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Watch this for Jimmy Durante and his charming hijinks. If you like opera, there's Kathryn Grayson to contend with. If you could get her to stop screeching those high notes, you might consider listening to her, but all she does is "la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la" in ever higher, ear shattering vibrato. It's not pleasant to listen to more than once. June Allyson is here if you like her. She sold Depends for so long it's hard to watch her in another role. The movie is too long and boring for the average viewer and it is not in technicolor. Most people will not consider watching it anyway. It was a failed attempt, even in 1946, for general audience appeal. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member mostly boring, by todays standards Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member a typical joe pasternak musical from MGM Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member The opera scenes were so boring! Durante and the Bowery scenes were pretty good though. Lawford's character is an uptight prick who thinks a proper lady is one who faints at the slightest provocation-wtf? Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Spot-on MGM musical tailored directly for all the talent involved. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member One of Allyson's funniest roles- as the prim, mistaken sister from Boston. And one of the funniest scenes is when she and Lawford both come to "the conclusion." Release it on DVD! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Boston socialite Abigail Chandler (Kathryn Grayson) dreams of singing with the New York Metropolitan Opera. After her aunt and uncle kindly pay for her to go to New York for voice lessons, Abigail secretly takes a job singing at a beer hall in the Bowery in order to pay for the lessons. Abigail's stuffy sister, Martha (June Allyson), remains after a family visit to keep an eye on her, and, instead of being shocked by Abigail's secret performing life, she ends up enthusiastically joining her.
Director
Henry Koster
Producer
Joe Pasternak
Screenwriter
Myles Connolly
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Musical, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Sep 14, 2010
Runtime
1h 52m