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Three Smart Girls (1936)




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In this film, Deanna Durbin, Nan Grey, and Barbara Read play three wealthy sisters living with their divorced mother in Paris. The girls learn that their father plans to remarry. Correctly sensing that the bride-to-be is a fortune hunter, the sisters head to Manhattan to save Daddy from himself.

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Deanna Durbin
as "Penny" Craig
Ray Milland
as Lord Michael Stuart
Binnie Barnes
as Donna Lyons
Nan Grey
as Joan Craig
Alice Brady
as Mrs. Lyons
Charles Winninger
as Judson Craig
Mischa Auer
as Count Arisztid
Barbara Read
as Kay Craig
Ernest Cossart
as Binns the Butler
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Wilbur Lamb
Nella Walker
as Dorothy Craig
Dennis O'Keefe
as Club Extra
Wade Boteler
as Sergeant
John Hamilton
as Sergeant
Albert Conti
as Count's Friend
Selmer Jackson
as Hamilton (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Three Smart Girls

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Film is a sentimental comedy and has that rare quality of making an audience feel better for having seen it.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…

It's an efficient, entertaining atrocity.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

A highly pleasing first cousin to the screwball comedies of the day.

January 31, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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.

March 22, 2009 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Makes you feel better for seeing it.

February 21, 2007 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Modest film debut for Deanna Durbin has loads of charm.

March 29, 2004 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Three Smart Girls


Almost like a female version of a Little Rascals plot, Three Smart Girls is the brainless fodder of its time. Despite the charms of the actresses involved, the plot seems ultimately very silly. Good enough to warrant a sequel however.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Strictly unremarkable story elevated by Deanna and a great supporting cast.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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