Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939) - Rotten Tomatoes

Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)





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In this sequel to 1936's Three Smart Girls, Deanna Durbin is back as the most precocious of a sister trio: the other girls are Nan Grey and Helen Parrish (replacing the first film's Barbara Read. Three Smart Girls dealt with the girls' efforts to reunite their parents. In the sequel, Durbin pokes her turned-up nose into the affairs of her older sisters, hoping to find suitable husbands for them. The musical highlight is Durbin's rendition of the old wedding-day standard "Because," which resulted in a bestselling record. In 1939, Deanna Durbin could have appeared in a film version of a seed catalogue and still make scads of money for Universal Studios.


Deanna Durbin
as Penny Craig
Nan Grey
as Joan Craig
Helen Parrish
as Kay Craig
Robert Cummings
as Harry Loren
Charles Winninger
as Judson Craig
William Lundigan
as Richard Watkins
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Dorothy Craig
Felix Bressart
as Penny's Music Teacher
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Three Smart Girls Grow Up is another spike in the Durbin legend.

October 31, 2019 | Full Review…

There is no doubt any longer of Miss Durbin's immense talents as an actress ; any undertones that there are in this amusing, astute and sentimental tale are supplied by her.

July 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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