The Golden Age of Hollywood

Plot: girls team up, pretend to be rich to snag a rich husband

I was watching a movie called Three Blind Mice, starring Loretta Young, and I thought, "Wait, I've run across this plot before."

The basic plot is that 3 girls team up and pretend to be rich to try to land a rich husband for at least one of them.  Sometimes, the other girls pretend to be servants or secretaries.

There are at least 3 movies with this plot, and probably many more:

1. Three Blind Mice

2. Moon Over Miami

3. How to Marry a Millionaire

Can anybody think of any others?

Views: 36

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

There are a lot like this, aren't there.  I love this kind of movie.  I think we call them "chick flicks" in Australia.  Do they call them that in US?  I know there's one from the 1930s with Joan Crawford in it.  The one where she's a model in a big department store, living in an apartment with her friends played by Dorothy Sebastian and Anita Page.  Oh yeah, that's right "Our Blushing Brides".  Not so much pretending to be rich to land a rich husband, but 3 girls living in the 'big smoke' and learning about life.  Joan is courted by the rich son from the family that owns the department store she works at.

More info about this film (and the most opulent treehouse in movie history!) at the link, below.

http://immortalephemera.com/50693/our-blushing-brides-1930/

Another version of this story is Three Little Girls in Blue (1946) with June Haver, George Montgomery, Vivian Blaine and Vera-Ellen.

Thanks for letting me know, Midge! I looked it up on IMDB, and it said that both Moon Over Miami and Three Little Girls in Blue were remakes of Three Blind Mice. Thanks for helping with my detective work!

You're very welcome, Rosie. I'm glad I could help.

RSS

Latest Activity

julie blair posted photos
Monday
Miss Retro posted photos
Saturday
julie blair posted photos
Saturday
Rosie Sayer replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 11
Rosie Sayer replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 11
Rosie Sayer replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 11
Ktrek left a comment for Paul Batters
Feb 11
Paul Batters is now a member of The Golden Age of Hollywood
Feb 11
Gem Data replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 8
Josh R.S. Lech posted a photo
Feb 8
kareng replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 7
John Frederick Ackroyd replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 7
Miss Retro posted photos
Feb 6
Rosie Sayer replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 6
Gem Data replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 5
Rosie Sayer replied to Rosie Sayer's discussion A Game I Play
Feb 5

TCM Blog

Man’s Castle 1933

Embarrassed to say but I just watched Frank Borzage’s Man’s Castle for the first time this week. Wow, what a movie! Spencer Tracy and Loretta Young are both excellent but the way the movie plows headlong into the plight of desperate people during the despression is remarkable. There are some obvious hard cuts in the movie […]

How’s It Going, Everybody?

Every now and then I stop back in to look at some of the updated comments and I’m surprised, and gladdened, to see that there still are comments! Now, I no longer get paid to post here so this is just a “Hi, how are you?” to everyone who still comments here (so don’t freak […]

StreamLine Has Moved to Tumblr!

On November 1, 2017 FilmStruck’s blog, StreamLine, moved to Tumblr. This archive will remain active for anyone looking to access older content, but going forward our daily posts dedicated to cinema will appear on FilmStruck’s Tumblr page. See the the link below to be redirected to our new location. http://filmstruck.tumblr.com/tagged/streamline-blog  

© 2018   Created by Ktrek.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service