Melody for Three

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For some reason or other, Melody for Three seems to be the most frequently revived of RKO Radio's "Dr. Christian." As ever, Jean Hersholt stars as Christian, kindly general practitioner of the town of River's End. In this one, Dr. Christian takes an avuncular interest in young Billy Stanley (Schuyler Standish), a violin prodigy. Soon thereafter, he dedicates himself to reuniting Billy's divorced parents, music teacher Mary Stanley (a standout performance by Fay Wray) and famed orchestra conductor Antoine Pirelle (Walter Woolf King). One can only wish that Real Life were as simple and clear-cut as the adventures of Dr. Christian.

Cast

Jean Hersholt
as Dr. Paul Christian
Fay Wray
as Mary Stanley
Walter Woolf King
as Antoine Pirelle
Schuyler Standish
as Billy Stanley
Patsy Lee Parsons
as Nancy Higby
Maude Eburne
as Mrs. Hastings
Astrid Allwyn
as Gladys McClelland
Irene Ryan
as Mrs. Higby
Donnie Allen
as Red Bates
Leon Tyler
as Clarence
Irene Shirley
as Mrs. Mitchell
Alexander Leftwich
as Mr. Simpson
Toscha Seidel
as Violinist
Elvia Allman
as Radio Station Receptionist (uncredited)
Cliff Nazarro
as Mortimer Effington, sound effects demonstrator (uncredited)
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