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They Were Sisters (1945)

The story of three sisters who marry men of widely different character as their individual and widely-different married lives unfold. One sister (Phyllis Calvert) is happily married but ... See full summary »

Director:

Arthur Crabtree

Writers:

Dorothy Whipple (from the famous novel by), Katherine Strueby (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phyllis Calvert ... Lucy
James Mason ... Geoffrey
Hugh Sinclair ... Terry
Anne Crawford ... Vera
Peter Murray-Hill ... William
Dulcie Gray ... Charlotte
Barry Livesey Barry Livesey ... Brian
Pamela Mason ... Margaret (as Pamela Kellino)
Ann Stephens ... Judith
Helen Stephens Helen Stephens ... Sarah
John Gilpin John Gilpin ... Stephen
Brian Nissen Brian Nissen ... John
David Horne ... Mr. Field
Brefni O'Rorke ... Coroner (as Brefni O'Rourke)
Roland Pertwee ... Sir Hamish Nair
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The story of three sisters who marry men of widely different character as their individual and widely-different married lives unfold. One sister (Phyllis Calvert) is happily married but childless; the second promiscuously plays through years of an unhappy and loveless marriage, and the third is tortured by the mental cruelties inflicted on her by a domineering husband (James Mason). Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drei Ehen See more »

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Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

James Mason's real-life wife, Pamela, plays the role of his daughter "Margaret" in this film. They were married in 1941. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: 1919 See more »

Soundtracks

Dreaming
(uncredited)
Music by Archibald Joyce
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Domestic abuse without physical violence
21 September 1999 | by clover-6See all my reviews

Possibly the most compelling, if not nauseating depiction of non-physical domestic abuse that I've seen. Also, it seems about as clear as it could be at the time the film was made that the James Mason character is having a sexual relationship with his daughter, and the dynamic in their relationship is sometimes a bit too real to watch. James Mason seemed to get typecast in this sort of role for a while, probably because he's so good at it.


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