Tish

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Raw-boned, raspy-voiced, sixty-something Letitia "Tish" Carberry (Marjorie Main, who would find her greatest fame in the Ma Kettle film series) comes back to her hometown with a baby in her arms. "I'm a woman. It's a baby. It's mine!" she declares. read more
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Raw-boned, raspy-voiced, sixty-something Letitia "Tish" Carberry (Marjorie Main, who would find her greatest fame in the Ma Kettle film series) comes back to her hometown with a baby in her arms. "I'm a woman. It's a baby. It's mine!" she declares. Three splendid character actresses - Main, Zasu Pitts and Aline MacMahon - play three delightful spinsters in Tish, based on stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart. The old dears try their hands at matchmaking, get everything in a dreadful muddle, and end up caring for an orphaned baby they mistakenly believe is illegitimate. This warm comedy is laced with drama and punctuated with plenty of sight gags, including Main roller-skating in her Sunday best and the three stars tangling with a disgruntled bear on a camping trip.

Original Release

09/17/1942

US Release

09/17/1942

Cast

Marjorie Main Miss Letitia 'Tish' Carberry
Aline MacMahon Lizzie Wilkins
ZaSu Pitts Aggie Pilkington (as ZaSu Pitts) / Aggie Pilkington
Susan Peters Cora Edwards Bowzer / Cora Edwards Bowser
Lee Bowman Charles 'Charlie' Sands - Tish's Nephew / Charles 'Charlie' Sands, Tish's Nephew
Guy Kibbee Judge Horace Bowser
Virginia Grey Katherine 'Kit' Bowser Sands
Richard Quine Theodore 'Ted' Bowser
Sam Ash Man on Street
King Baggot Man on Street
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers

Mary Roberts Rinehart, Annalee Whitmore, Tom Seller, Harry Ruskin, Frances Marion, Carey Wilson

Cast

Marjorie Main Miss Letitia 'Tish' Carberry
Aline MacMahon Lizzie Wilkins
ZaSu Pitts Aggie Pilkington (as ZaSu Pitts) / Aggie Pilkington
Susan Peters Cora Edwards Bowzer / Cora Edwards Bowser
Lee Bowman Charles 'Charlie' Sands - Tish's Nephew / Charles 'Charlie' Sands, Tish's Nephew
Guy Kibbee Judge Horace Bowser
Virginia Grey Katherine 'Kit' Bowser Sands
Richard Quine Theodore 'Ted' Bowser
Sam Ash Man on Street
King Baggot Man on Street
Nora Cecil Spinster
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Choristers Singers at Wedding
Ruby Dandridge Violet
William Farnum John
Howard Hickman Mr. Fielding Kelbridge / Dr. Fielding Kelbridge
Gertrude Hoffman Spinster
George Humbert Tony
Jennie Mac Spinster
George Noisom Special Delivery Boy
Robert Emmett O'Connor Game Warden

Producers

Editors

Robert Kern

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