Three Cheers for Love


1h 1m 1936

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 26, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Charles Dormant, head of the Miracle Pictures Corporation, whose motto is "If it's a good picture, it's a miracle," is convinced by his wife Consuelo to send his daughter, Sharon, who is known as Skippy, to boarding school. Skippy is displeased with her stepmother's idea, but puts on a good face for her father. Unknown to the Dormants, Wilma Chester's School for Girls is bankrupt and is about to close when Wilma's friend, Milton Shakespeare, moves in with his theatrical troupe. The actors and actresses impersonate students in the hope that Charles will attend their Thanksgiving show and give them work at the studio. Skippy refrains from entering the show, believing that her parents want her to do more scholarly work, but composer Jimmy Tuttle's romantic wooings prove too much for her. After they fall in love, she agrees to do the show, but when she wires her father to invite him to come, Consuelo responds to the wire, advising Skippy to stick to her studies, and signs Charles' name. Surprised by the coldness of the telegram, Skippy calls her father, who tells her he will be happy to come to the show. The show's title in the program is "Three Cheers For Love; a review with music, staged by Sharon Dormant." In the midst of the production, Jimmy's former girl friend, Eve Bronson, tells Skippy that she has been duped by all of them as they are not really faculty and students of the school. Although Skippy has been aware of the deception all along, she is surprised when Eve also tells her that she is marrying Jimmy that night, and that Jimmy only made love to her to get her into the show. This announcement breaks Skippy's will, and she runs out on the show and straight into her father's arms outside the auditorium. Her father insists she continue the show, and Jimmy bodily carries her backstage. During the musical-tap-fencing number, Jimmy proposes to Skippy, thus proving his love, and is happily accepted.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 26, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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