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It All Came True (1940)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  6 April 1940 (USA)
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After crooked nightclub owner Chips Maguire murders a police informant, he blackmails his piano player to allow him to stay at his eccentric mother's boarding house.

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Jeffrey Lynn ...
Tommy Taylor
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Grasselli / Chips Maguire
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Miss Flint
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Maggie Ryan
Jessie Busley ...
Mrs. Taylor
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Mr. Roberts
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Rene Salmon
Felix Bressart ...
The Great Boldini
Charles Judels ...
Henri Pepi de Bordeaux
Brandon Tynan ...
Mr. Van Diver
Howard C. Hickman ...
Mr. Prendergast (as Howard Hickman)
Herb Vigran ...
Monks (as Herbert Vigran)
Tommy Reilly
The Elderbloom Chorus
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Storyline

Nightclub entertainer Sarah Ryan and songwriter Tommy Taylor move in to the boardinghouse run by their mothers Maggie and Norah. Tommy brings along Mr. Grasselli, a "nervous wreck" who keeps to himself.. Sarah recognizes him as the gangster Chips Maguire. He killed a cop with Tommy's gun, so Tommy must now protect him. Grasselli winds up turning the boarding house into a money-making nightclub. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Another sizzling story by the author of "The Rains Came"...and starring ANN Sheridan the one girl in all Hollywood who can really live the part of the teasing, tempting, man-handling heroine of IT ALL CAME TRUE By LOUIS BROMFIELD See more »


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6 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Um Sonho para Dois  »

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Producer Mark Hellinger's dislike for executive producer Hal B. Wallis became even stronger after this film was released. Though the film was critically acclaimed and made money for Warners, print ads at the time mentioned Wallis as executive producer (though uncredited in the film), Jack L. Warner in charge of production and Lewis Seiler as director, but did not even mention Hellinger, who had received screen credit as producer. This was one of the contributing factors in Hellinger's shortly thereafter leaving Warners for 20th Century-Fox. (Source: "The Mark Hellinger Story" by Jim Bishop, New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1952) See more »

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Tommy Taylor: All you do is talk about Grasselli. What about me?
Mrs. Nora Taylor: You'll be all right, Tommy, my boy. You just string along with Mr. Grasselli. He likes you. You're in good hands.
Tommy Taylor: Sure, and they're right around my neck!
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Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
(1909) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Stanley Murphy
Sung by Ann Sheridan, chorus and audience at the Roaring 90's Club
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This cute little gem shows why Ann Sheridan was a star
3 April 2004 | by (Bettendorf, IA) – See all my reviews

It isn't often a movie can change a mood, but this little piece of fluff did. Whether it was a chance to see a young Bogie doing some comic acting, or Jeffrey Lynn doing something besides standing in the shadows, or Ann Sheridan being more than a wisecracking dish, I don't know - but I expect it was the latter.

On one level this is a poor man's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, with a dash of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE thrown in. It isn't oscar bait, but it does make you realize how much simple joy the hard working people at Warner Brothers gave to audiences during the Depression and the second world war. When I finished watching, I could just imagine pushing out into the evening air after the show, taking my date to get a piece a pie and cup of coffee someplace, and basking the warm glow of a simple happy time.

Taken for what it is, you'll have a heck of a good time with IT ALL CAME TRUE.


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