Four Daughters


(out of 5)

Every frame of this wonderful comedy-tearjerker is chock full of charm as it follows the hilarious love lives of ‘ four attractive daughters (three of them played by the irresistible Lane sisters). One of them manages a romance with a sensitive boxer ( in his breakthrough role). Deceptively simple, the film starts out sweet and unassuming until it turns the screws and really gets you to care deeply about the characters involved. Exceptionally well written and beautifully directed by Michael Curtiz, this is a top example of thirties filmmaking.

USA, 1938

Directed by

Screenplay by , , from the Cosmopolitan Magazine story by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nominations
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (John Garfield as “Mickey Borden”)
Best Directing (Michael Curtiz)
Outstanding Production (Warner Bros.-First National)
Best Sound Recording (Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, Nathan Levinson, sound director)
Best Writing (Screenplay) (Julius J. Epstein, Lenore Coffee)

New York Film Critics Award Nominations
Best Actor (John Garfield)
Best Director (Michael Curtiz)



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