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It All Came True (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 April 1940 (USA)
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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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
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The Great Boldini
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Henri Pepi de Bordeaux
Brandon Tynan ...
Mr. Van Diver
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Mr. Prendergast (as Howard Hickman)
Herb Vigran ...
Monks (as Herbert Vigran)
Tommy Reilly
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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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6 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Um Sonho para Dois  »

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Musical director Leo Forbstein was also musical director for the Looney Tunes cartoons, used the same tunes and the Warners studio orchestra for movie and cartoon work. See more »

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Maggie Ryan: I'll jam your rafters!
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Mister Dooley
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Music by Jean Schwartz
Lyrics by William Jerome
Sung by Ann Sheridan, chorus and audience at the Roaring 90's Club
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Offbeat Idea That Works Pretty Well as Light Entertainment
18 September 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a really offbeat idea for a Humphrey Bogart movie, but it ends up working pretty well as light entertainment and as something of a showcase for co-star Ann Sheridan. It combines a lighter version of the kind of gangster character that used to be Bogart's specialty, a pleasant if silly scenario, and ample opportunities for Sheridan and some of the supporting cast to steal a few scenes.

The story is lightweight and goofy, with barely any plausibility at all (if that much). Fortunately, the good acting makes all of the oddball characters likable, and makes the story worth following for the sake of entertainment. Sheridan gets a good character and a chance to sing a few songs, and the minor characters include good roles for Zasu Pitts and Felix Bressart, among others.


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