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The Gay Sisters1942

The Gay Sisters (1942)





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In this grim melodrama, Barbara Stanwyck plays the eldest of three wealthy sisters who become orphans when their father dies in France. Threatened with the danger of losing the opulent family home, Big Sister makes a grand sacrifice and secretly marries a real estate developer so she can inherit her aunt's fortune. A few years later, she learns that he is after the family estate and wants to tear it down so she leaves him and tries to stop him. More time passes and the husband ends up taking her to court when he learns that she has borne him a son without telling him. The part of "Gig Young" was played by actor Byron Barr who later assumed the name before he became famous. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Barbara Stanwyck
as Fiona Gaylord
Geraldine Fitzgerald
as Charles Barclay
Nancy Coleman
as Susie Gaylord
George Brent
as Charles Barclay
Donald Crisp
as Ralph Pedloch
Gig Young
as Gig Young
Gene Lockhart
as Herschell Gibbon
Donald Woods
as Penn Sutherland Gaylord
Grant Mitchell
as Gilbert Wheeler
William Orr
as Dick Tone
Anne Revere
as Ida Omer
George Lessey
as Judge Barrows
Charles Waldron
as Mr. Van Rennseler
Frank Reicher
as Dr. Bigelow
Mary Thomas
as Fiona (age 8)
Edward McNamara
as Policeman
Virgil Cain
as Mr. Keith
Carol Joyce Combes
as Evelyn as a Child
Charlene Salerno
as Susanna as a Child
Joseph Crehan
as City Editor
Joan Winfield
as Receptionist
Charles Drake
as Clerk #1
Bill Edwards
as Clerk #2
Vera Lewis
as Woman #1
Flo Promis
as Woman #2
Jack Mower
as Court Attendant
Murray Alper
as Elevator Operator
Hobart Bosworth
as Clergyman
Inez Palange
as Italian Woman
Walter Brooke
as Reporter
Hank Mann
as Photographer
Garry Owen
as Elevator Repairman
Sarah Edwards
as Lady in Elevator
Fern Emmett
as Farmer's Wife
Mary Field
as Farmer's Granddaughter/Organist
Frank Darien
as Frederick Clausson Simmons
George Haywood
as Gaylord's Clerk
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The Gay Sisters is a great and interesting movie that gets its mise-en-scène right. [Full Review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

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