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The Sisters (1938) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Jack L. Warner, Anatole Litvak and David Lewis.

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Frank Medlin: You know, sometimes a man goes from wanting too much, to wanting nothing. He ought to do it gradually, or he gets all mixed up.


Tim Hazelton: [He's just returned to San Francisco after a long time away at sea] You look like someone they forgot to bury.
Frank Medlin: They didn't forget - I just wasn't there when they came around.


Ned Elliott: Unhappiness ain't so bad. It makes happiness all the keener.


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Several people are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Edwin Brian (Newsboy), Rosella Towne, Susan Hayward, Paulette Evans and Frances Morris (Telephone Operators), John Harron, Lew Harvey, Richard Bond and Mira McKinney. The 4 telephone operators were possibly among a group seen only from the rear and are not recognizable.
Originally the film credits were to read "Errol Flynn in The Sisters", but Bette Davis demanded equal billing alongside Errol Flynn. She also pointed out that the original credits had an unwelcome sexual connotation.
Stock footage from Old San Francisco was used.
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Also released in 1938




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