The Sisters

The Sisters with Bette Davis and Errol Flynn.  The sisters are Louise, Helen, and Grace.  Louise (Bette Davis) leaves the boring accountant she has been dating to elope with Frank Medlin (Errol Flynn), a hard drinking sportswriter from San Francisco with an idea for a novel.  Grace marries Tom, Louise's old boring accountant.  Helen marries Sam (Alan Hale), old enough to be her father but wealthy and willing to give her a fun loving lifestyle.  Frank doesn't accommodate the bridle of marriage well; Grace and Tom have a boring respectable life; Helen marries again and again.  The movie starts with the presidential election of 1904, is punctuated by the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, and ends with the presidential election of 1908.

The parents are played by Beulah Bondi and Henry Travers, who were Ma Bailey and Clarence Oddbody in It's a Wonderful Life.


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