The Story of Three Loves (1953)





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This bittersweet anthology features a trio of vignettes that tell the romantic tales of three unrelated passengers on an ocean line. The first episode relates a sad tale involving a beautiful ballerina. The second story centers on a lonely nanny. The third tale follows the redemption of a trapeze artist.
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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James Mason
as Charles Coudray
Moira Shearer
as Paula Woodward
Leslie Caron
as Mademoiselle
Farley Granger
as Thomas Campbell Jr.
Ethel Barrymore
as Mrs. Pennicott
Agnes Moorehead
as Aunt Lydia
Jacob Gimpel
as Pianist
John Lupton
as Studious Young Man
Jack Raine
as Doctor
Lysa Baugher
as Ballerina
Florence Wix
as Ad Lib
Towyna Dally
as Ad Lib
Colin Kenny
as Ad Lib
Bruce Lansbury
as Chorus Boy
Bruce Edwards
as Chorus Boy
Ivan Hayes
as Chorus Boy
Sam Harris
as Ad Libs
Anne Howard
as Chorus Girl
Paula Allen
as Chorus Girl
Reginald Sheffield
as Production Manager
Zsa Zsa Gabor
as Flirt at Bar
Paula Raymond
as Mrs. Campbell
Hayden Rorke
as Mr. Rorke
Larry Olsen
as Terry
Robert Horton
as Young Man on Boat
Manuel Paris
as Mr. Carlos
Alberto Morin
as Mr. Sandes
Andre Simeon
as Waiter
Peter Brocco
as Bartender
Phyllis Graffeo
as Italian Girl
Argentina Brunetti
as Saleswoman
Nick Thompson
as Coachman
Tom Quinn
as American Man in Bar
Rudy Lee
as Little Boy
Noreen Corcoran
as Little Girl
Ernesto Morelli
as Railway Porter
Ed Agresti
as Railway Conductor
Victor Desny
as Italian Air Force Officer
Anna Maria Pier Angeli
as Nina [Equilibrium]
Kirk Douglas
as Pierre Narval
Alice Talton
as Rose [Equilibrium]
Kaaren Verne
as Madame Legay
Ken Anderson
as Jacques
Peter Norman
as Rudolph Kramer
Jack Tesler
as Bartender
Joan Miller
as Woman on Bridge
Paul Bryar
as River Policeman
Kay English
as Nurse
Elizabeth Slifer
as Concierge
Bertha Feducha
as Woman Vendor
Frank J. Scannell
as Master of Ceremonies
Paul Maxey
as Bill Cyrus
Leo Mostovoy
as Stranger in Cafe
Frank Wilcox
as Ship's Officer
John Pickard
as Ship's Officers [Equilibrium]
Ken Anderson
as Jacques
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Critic Reviews for The Story of Three Loves

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
Top Critic

Like all anthologies, MGM's Stories of Three Loves is uneven: best segment is Mademoiselle, directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring the grand Ethel Barrymore and the very young Ricky Nelson.

Full Review… | March 18, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Story of Three Loves

all star irectors & all star cast makes this technicolor melodrama anthology go we find the gr8 Moira Shearer as u guessed it still hopelessly typecast post 'the red shoes' as another ballet dancer

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

Interesting mix of short stories with a galaxy of stars both major and minor. The first with James Mason and Moira Shearer has beautiful music and dancing but a rather overwrought storyline and wastes Agnes Moorehead in a nothing role. The last with Kirk Douglas and Pier Angeli is suffused with sorrow made especially poignant since she plays a girl saved by Kirk from suicide but in real life there was no one to save her and she ended up taking her own life. The real charmer is the middle episode, a precusor to the film Big, with Ethel Barrymore as an elderly enchantress, Leslie Caron and Farley Granger sweet in a story of young love. Most enjoyable.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

The first "story" was kind of interesting, but not great. The second "story" was boring and the children actors (including Ricky Nelson) were god-awful. The third "story" felt about two hours long, and never once felt like it needed to be that length. Overall, a pretty boring experience, despite having some high-profile actors.

Ben Wood
Ben Wood

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