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Two Sisters from Boston Details


By 1946, MGM's musical output was in the hands of two men: the incisive, progressive Arthur Freed, and the sentimental, old-fashioned Joe Pasternak. It was Pasternak who held the reins on Two Sisters from Boston, a period piece set in New York. June Allyson and Kathryn Grayson arrive fresh from prim 'n' proper Boston, only to secure work as entertainers in a rowdy Bowery saloon. Since the saloon owner is lovable old Jimmy Durante, the girls have nothing to fear so far as physical outrages are concerned, though they just barely withstand the assault to their eardrums when Schnozzola sings "G'wan Home, Your Mother's Calling." The cultural portion of the program is handled by Metropolitan Opera star Lauritz Melchior, who though in excellent voice isn't as much fun to watch as Durante. The efficacy of Joe Paternak's candy-box approach was proven by the excellent boxoffice response to Two Sisters From Boston. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Kathryn Grayson
as Abigail Chandler
June Allyson
as Martha Canford Chandler
Jimmy Durante
as "Spike"
Peter Lawford
as Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Jr
Ben Blue
as Wrigley
Isobel Elsom
as Aunt Jennifer
Harry Hayden
as Uncle Jonathan
Thurston Hall
as Lawrence Tyburt Patterson
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Lawrence Tyburt Patterson Sr
Gino Corrado
as Ossifish
Erville Alderson
Vince Barnett
Chester Clute
Jimmy Conlin
Byron Foulger
Norman Leavitt
Paul Newlan
Dewey Robinson
Ralph Sanford
Grady Sutton
Eddie Jackson
Eric Blore
Monte Blue


Henry Koster
Joe Pasternak
Myles Connolly
Harry Crane
Robert Surtees
Charles Previn
Composer (Music Score)
Douglas Biggs
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Helen Rose
Costume Designer
Irene Valles
Costume Designer
Irene Sharaff
Costume Designer
Douglas Shearer
Sound/Sound Designer
Jack Donohue
Jack Dawn