Three Smart Girls
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Deanna Durbin, the teenaged soprano who literally saved Universal Pictures from bankruptcy, made her feature-film debut in Three Smart Girls. Durbin, Nan Grey and Barbara Read play three wealthy young sisters, living with their divorced mother (Nella Walker) in Europe. The girls learn that their father (Charles Winninger) has made plans to remarry. Correctly sensing that the bride-to-be (Binnie Barnes) is a fortune hunter, the sisters head to Manhattan to save Daddy from himself. Durbin is the primary architect in reuniting her parents, but not before satisfying her fans with several arias.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Film is a sentimental comedy and has that rare quality of making an audience feel better for having seen it."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Koster's light musical comedy made debutante Deana Durbin a major star for a decade and was so populr during the Depression that it spawned several (inferior) sequels."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A trifle, but an amusing one."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"It's an efficient, entertaining atrocity."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Makes you feel better for seeing it."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A highly pleasing first cousin to the screwball comedies of the day."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Modest film debut for Deanna Durbin has loads of charm."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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