Four Daughters

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Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, has passed on his love of music to his four early adult daughters - Thea, Emma, Kay and Ann - who live with him and his sister, the girls' Aunt Etta, in the long time family home. Of the four, Kay has the greatest promise as a musical performer, specifically as a singer. Theirs is a loving family, however much the girls exasperate their father with their love of popular music, since he loves only the classics, most specifically Beethoven. The girls support each other however they can, but each is an individual with her own distinct personality and wants, including the type of man each wants as a husband. Practical but deep in her heart romantic Emma has long been courted by their next door neighbor, unassuming florist Ernest Talbot, and clever Thea wants to be Mrs. Ben Crowley, he a wealthy up and coming banker with prospects. Only the youngest, the fun loving Ann, states that she doesn't want to get married.

  1. Fannie Hurst


  2. Lenore J. Coffee


  3. Michael Curtiz


  4. Julius J. Epstein


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  1. Claude Rains

    Claude Rains

    Adam Lemp

  2. Jeffrey Lynn

    Jeffrey Lynn

    Felix Deitz

  3. John Garfield

    John Garfield

    Mickey Borden

  4. Frank McHugh

    Frank McHugh

    Ben Crowley

  5. May Robson

    May Robson

    Aunt Etta

  6. Gale Page

    Gale Page

    Emma Lemp

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 30m

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Release Information

  • August 9, 1938



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