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Four Daughters (1938) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Michael Curtiz and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke and Benjamin Glazer.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorJohn GarfieldNominated
Best WritingJulius J. Epstein, Lenore CoffeeNominated
Best PictureWarner Bros.-First NationalNominated

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Four Daughters (1938)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 22, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The entire packaging of this Warner Bros. film includes director Michael Curtiz, screenwriter Julius Epstein, composer Max Steiner, and Claude Rains all who (not unsurprisingly) would have their hand in that revered classic Casablanca (1942). Here the Lane Sisters are joined in their quartet by Gale... Read full article

Four Daughters (1938) (2)

By Beatrice on Dec 11, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Four Daughters Directed by Michael Curtiz Written by Julius J. Epstein and Lenore J. Coffee from a story by Fannie Hurst 1938/USA Warner Bros. First viewing/Warner Archives DVD John Garfield knocks one out of the park in his feature film debut. ?If only the material had been as good as his performan... Read full article

Series review: Four Daughters, Wives and Mothers

By Lindsey on Aug 13, 2012 From The Motion Pictures

(Image via fragrabettedavis.blogspot) When the title Sister Act is uttered, most minds immediately conjure up an image of Whoopi Goldberg in full nun garb, thrown into a convent to hide from the mob after witnessing a crime in the 1992 film of that title. But Whoopi wasn’t the only star in the... Read full article

Four Daughters (1938) (1)

By Angela on Aug 6, 2011 From Hollywood Revue

The Lemp family is a family of musicians.? Adam (Claude Rains), the family patriarch, is a music professor and his daughters Emma (Gale Page), Ann (Priscilla Lane), Kay (Rosemary Lane), and Thea (Lola Lane) are all talented musicians as well.? But despite all the talent the daughters have, Kay is th... Read full article

Four Daughters (Found!)

By Alyson on Mar 5, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Music professor Adam Lemp (Claude Rains) has four lovely, musically inclined daughters. ?They all live happily at home and form a band. ?There is Thea (Lola Lane) at the piano, Emma (Gale Page) at the harp, Ann (Priscilla Lane) playing the violin and Kay (Rosemary Lane) sings. ?As suitors start show... Read full article

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Quotes from

Mickey Borden: I wouldn't win first prize if I were the only entry in the contest.
Ann Lemp: Mathematically speaking, I think you'd stand a fine chance.
Mickey Borden: You think they'd let me win?
Ann Lemp: Who?
Mickey Borden: They.
Ann Lemp: Who?
Mickey Borden: The fates, the destinies, whoever they are that decide what we do or don't get.
Ann Lemp: What do you mean?
Mickey Borden: They've been at me now nearly a quarter of a century. No let-up. First they said, "Let him do without parents. He'll get along." Then they decided, "He doesn't need any education. That's for sissies." Then right at the beginning, they tossed a coin. "Heads he's poor, tails he's rich." So they tossed a coin... with two heads. Then, for a finale, they got together on talent. "Sure," they said, "let him have talent. Not enough to let him do anything on his own, anything good or great. Just enough to let him help other people. It's all he deserves." Well, you put all this together and you get Michael Bolgar.

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Facts about

John Garfield's first film and an Oscar nomination.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 18, 1939 with John Garfield, Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane and Jeffrey Lynn reprising their film roles.
John Garfield admitted that he based the way he played his character, Mickey Borden, on Oscar Levant.
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