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1hr 30min
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1946
Synopsis: Even if the film had been released without opening and closing titles, it wouldn't have been hard to identify Three Wise Fools as an MGM production. Margaret O'Brien stars as Sheila O'Monhan, a wide-eyed Irish colleen who insists that she sees leprechauns (as, indeed, does the audience). She enters the lives of three dour, crusty old gentlemen: Dr. Richard Gaunght (Lionel Barrymore), Judge Thomas Trumbull (Lewis Stone), and industrialist Theodore Finley (Edward Arnold). Thanks to a curse imposed ... Full Synopsis
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A saccharine tale that should definitely be avoided by cynics, Three Wise Fools is nonetheless the kind of "charm" picture that viewers looking for sweetness and sentiment will take deep into their hearts. One's reaction to (and avoidance of or fondness for) Fools will depend totally on how susceptible one is to the blatant manipulation that screenwriters John McDermott and James O'Hanlon employ to ... Read Review
Featured Cast
Sheila O'Monohan
Dr. Richard Gaunght
Theodore Findley
Terence Aloysius O'Davern
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