Two Sisters From Boston Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Two Sisters From Boston

By 1946, MGM’s musical output was in the hands of two men: the incisive, progressive Arthur Freed, and the sentimental, old-fashioned Joe Pasternak. It was Pasternak who held the reins on Two Sisters from Boston, a period piece set in New York. June Allyson and Kathryn Grayson arrive fresh from prim ‘n’ proper Boston, only to secure work as entertainers in a rowdy Bowery saloon. Since the saloon owner is lovable old Jimmy Durante, the girls have nothing to fear so far as physical outrages are concerned, though they just barely withstand the assault to their eardrums when Schnozzola sings “G’wan Home, Your Mother’s Calling.” The cultural portion of the program is handled by Metropolitan Opera star Lauritz Melchior, who though in excellent voice isn’t as much fun to watch as Durante. The efficacy of Joe Paternak’s candy-box approach was proven by the excellent boxoffice response to Two Sisters From Boston.

Release date: Apr 1, 1946
Production Company: MGM
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Genre: Comedy,Musical & Performing Arts

Two Sisters From Boston Caste and Crew
Director: Henry Koster
writer: Myles Connolly,James O’Hanlon,Harry Crane
Kathryn Grayson,June Allyson,Jimmy Durante,Peter Lawford,Lauritz Melchior,Ben Blue,Isobel Elsom,Harry Hayden,Thurston Hall,Nella Walker,Gino Corrado,Jack Roth (IV),Eddie Jackson (V),Ralph Sanford,Chester Clute,Dewey Robinson,Vince Barnett,Norman Leavitt,Paul Newlan,Byron Foulger,Jimmy Conlin,Grady Sutton,Erville Alderson,Eric Blore,Tim Ryan,Monte Blue