Three Is a Family

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Three Is a Family
Directed by Edward Ludwig
John E. Burch (assistant)
Produced by Sol Lesser
Screenplay by Harry Chandlee
Marjorie L. Pfaelzer
Based onThree's a Family (aka The Wife Takes a Child [1] )
by Henry Ephron and Phoebe Ephron
Starring Marjorie Reynolds
Charlie Ruggles
Fay Bainter
Music by Werner R. Heymann
CinematographyCharles Lawton Jr.
Edited byRobert O. Crandall
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • November 23, 1944 (1944-11-23)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$850,000 [2]

Three Is a Family is a 1944 American comedy film directed by Edward Ludwig and starring Marjorie Reynolds, Charlie Ruggles, and Fay Bainter. [3] The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Sound Recording (W. V. Wolfe). [4]



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  2. "Indies $70,000,000 Pix Output". Variety: 3. November 3, 1944. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  3. "Three Is a Family". NY Times. Retrieved August 19, 2011.
  4. "The 18th Academy Awards (1946) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved August 19, 2011.