The New Pictures, Sep. 23, 1946

Three Wise Fools (MGM) is a tale told by an ancient leprechaun to convince a group of young pixies that there really are such creatures as humans. The oldster begins his story by saying: "Lay back your skeptical ears—and listen with your heart." The line keynotes a movie that is brimming with Irish whimsy, unabashed hokum and the indisputable talents of Margaret O'Brien.

Young Miss O'Brien, speaking her broguish lines with considerable skill, plays an Irish orphan who has the monumental task of softening up three wealthy, crotchety old men (Banker Edward Arnold, Doctor...

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