Three Wise Fools (1946 film)

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Three Wise Fools
Directed by Edward Buzzell
Produced by William H. Wright
Written by Austin Strong (play)
John McDermott (story and screenplay)
James O'Hanlon (screenplay)
Based onThree Wise Fools
by Austin Strong
Starring Margaret O'Brien
Lionel Barrymore
Lewis Stone
Thomas Mitchell
Edward Arnold
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Edited by Gene Ruggiero
Theron Warth
Production
company
Distributed by MGM
Release date
  • September 26, 1946 (1946-09-26)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,274,000 [1]
Box office $2,096,000 [1]

Three Wise Fools is a 1946 film adaptation of Austin Strong's Broadway play of the same name. A young Irish orphan girl (portrayed by Margaret O'Brien) softens the hearts of three hardened old bachelors (played by Lionel Barrymore, Lewis Stone, and Edward Arnold) who were once unsuccessful suitors of her grandmother many years before.

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Margaret OBrien American film, television and stage actress

Margaret O'Brien is an American film, radio, television, and stage actress. Beginning a prolific career as a child actress in feature films for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer at the age of four, O'Brien became one of the most popular child stars in cinema history and was honored with a Juvenile Academy Award as the outstanding child actress of 1944. In her later career, she appeared on television, on stage, and in supporting film roles.

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Reception

The film earned $1,633,000 in the US and Canada and $463,000 elsewhere, causing a loss of $66,000. [1]

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References

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