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Three Smart Girls (1936) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Henry Koster and produced by Joe Pasternak and Charles R. Rogers.

Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

Best PictureUniversalNominated
Best WritingAdele ComandiniNominated

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Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 28, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The Universal dream team of Deanna Durbin, producer Joe Pasternak, and director Henry Koster are back at it again in this follow up?to the wildly?popular comedy that propelled Durbin to international stardom. The Craig sisters are back too and this one begins with a unique and rather hilarious openi... Read full article

Three Smart Girls (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 27, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Here is a comedy born of a certain time and age when they made such trifles. It’s the kind of plot where you can read it off in a single sentence?but it’s further?cushioned by cutesy moments and musical asides. Where growing girls say “Mummy” and “Daddy,” always f... Read full article

Deanna Durbin Sweetheart Pack: ‘Three Smart Girls’ (1936)

By Lindsey on Apr 12, 2015 From The Motion Pictures

Joan (Nan Grey), Kay (Barbara Read), and Penny (Deanna Durbin) are children of divorced parents who have just learned that their father plans to re-marry. The girls live in Switzerland with their mother (Alice Brady), and their father lives in New York. When they learn of his engagement, they decide... Read full article

Three Smart Girls (1936)

By Beatrice on Aug 24, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Three Smart Girls Directed by Henry Koster Written by Adele Comandini 1936/USA Universal Pictures First viewing Deanna Durbin’s feature film debut is an entertaining, if predictable, light comedy.. Kay, Joan, and Penny Craig live with their divorced mother in Switzerland. ?When the newspaper... Read full article

Musical Mondays: “Three Smart Girls” (1936)

on Jul 22, 2013 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Three Smart Girls? (1936) M... Read full article

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Judson Craig: I'm not a gentleman, I'm a father.

Mrs. Lyons: You say the most amusing things, Count.
Lord Michael Stuart: Family trait, you know; a ready wit and complete lack of character. We drink, you know.
[Kay kicks him under the table]
Mrs. Lyons: [laughing] Oh, how amusing! You drink. Oh, yes, of course, you drink.
Lord Michael Stuart: They're funny things, these family traits. For instance, the Stuarts drink and the Craigs, they like to kick people. Tell me, what do the Lyonses do, madam?
Mrs. Lyons: The Lyons roar!
[laughs giddily]

Mrs. Lyons: Believe me, Donna, ten million at the altar is worth twenty million in the bush!

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Best Picture Oscar 1936

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Also directed by Henry Koster

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Also produced by Joe Pasternak

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Also released in 1936

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