This Day in History: 1948-03-05

“Three Daring Daughters” is released. (Jeanette and Nelson originally were to do this film together; MGM insisted on Jose Iturbi instead.) Jeanette sings “Sweethearts” (from the 1938 film with Nelson). With the intro lyrics she looks at Iturbi, who is accompanying her (and with whom her character is in love). But when she gets to the main part (a duet with Nelson in their film) she turns and sings instead to the orchestra! This curious fact is covered up by shooting her face in closeup so you don’t notice how very odd this is that she does not face Iturbi.