Three Little Sisters

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Three Little Sisters
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joseph Santley
Produced by Harry Grey
Screenplay by Olive Cooper
Story byOlive Cooper
Maurice Clark
Starring Mary Lee
Ruth Terry
Cheryl Walker
William Terry
Jackie Moran
Charles Arnt
Music byR. Dale Butts
CinematographyReggie Lanning
Edited by Fred Allen
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • July 31, 1944 (1944-07-31)
Running time
69 minutes
CountryUnited States

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