Three Is a Family (1944)

11/23/1944 (US) Comedy 1h 21m
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Based on a play by Phoebe and Henry Ephron, Three Is a Family is a 1940s farce that frequently substitutes noise for humor. Charlie Ruggles plays a hubby whose bungled business schemes force his wife Fay Bainter to enter the workplace. The couple's daughter Marjorie Reynolds shows up with her twin babies in tow. Son Arthur Lake arrives with his pregnant wife (Jeff Donnell). And overbearing maiden aunt Helen Broderick also decides to move in. Because his wife is away at work, poor old Charlie Ruggles is not only housekeeper, but nursemaid and servant as well. If you like diaper and bottle-warmer jokes, you'll love Three is a Family.

  1. Edward Ludwig


Top Billed Cast

  1. Marjorie Reynolds

    Marjorie Reynolds

    Kitty Mitchell

  2. Charles Ruggles

    Charles Ruggles

    Sam Whitaker

  3. Fay Bainter

    Fay Bainter

    Frances Whittaker

  4. Helen Broderick

    Helen Broderick


  5. Arthur Lake

    Arthur Lake

    Archie Whittaker

  6. Hattie McDaniel

    Hattie McDaniel


  7. Jeff Donnell

    Jeff Donnell

    Hazel Whittaker

  8. John Philliber

    Dr. Bartell

  9. Walter Catlett

    Walter Catlett

    Barney Meeker

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Original Language English

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