Four Daughters (1938)




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Fannie Hurst's Sister Act was the source for this money-making Warners weeper. The four daughters of the title are played by the Lane Sisters--Priscilla, Rosemary and Lola--and by Gale Page. All are musical prodigies, and all are daughters of master-musician Claude Rains. To help make ends meet, Rains rents several rooms of his home to boarders--most of whom, thanks to the dictates of the plot, seem to be marriageable men. We're supposed to care the most about the mutual attraction the daughters … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Fannie Hurst, Lawrence Kimble, Thyra Samter Winslow, Lenore Coffee, Julius J. Epstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 1992
Warner Brothers


as Adam Lemp

as Ann Lemp

as Mickey Borden

as Kay Lemp

as Aunt Etta

as Thea Lemp

as Emma Lemp

as Ernest

as Felix Deitz

as Ben Crowley

as Mrs. Ridgefield

as Jake

as Doctor
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Critic Reviews for Four Daughters

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

A typical, sentimental small-town family melodrama of the 1930s, with one exception: John Garfield in a stunning screen debut as a brooding outsider.

Full Review… | March 9, 2011

Exemplary Warners hokum about sisters' romances

May 12, 2005
Film Journal International

Rains carries this Warner tugger

October 23, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Superior, slickly made soaper with great stars.

May 23, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Four Daughters

For the most part, this movie has a good story, but it has some predictable elements and boring scenes. Overall, an okay movie.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Quaint is as good a word as any to describe this film, that's not always a bad thing though especially with a cast as good as this. Claude Rains and May Robson keep the schmaltz to a minimum, Priscilla is very pretty and best of all is John Garfield, wonderfully contemporary even in this slice of Americana.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Good for its time period, Four Daughters is entertaining despite being overly sentimental.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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