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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
The Elderbloom Chorus
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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Grasselli aka Chips Maguire: [Reacting to Tommy's playing of 'Danny Boy'] That stuff's too sticky and sentimental for three o'clock in the morning. Play something of your own.
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Flat Foot Floogie
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart
Lyrics by Bud Green
Sung and Danced by The Elderbloom Chorus at the Roaring 90's Club
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Competent New York fairy story full of sweetness and light...

In this comedy-drama directed by Lewis Seiler, Bogart was a fugitive killer who hid out in a rundown boarding house harboring a collection of talented amateur performers and maternally oriented older women…

Bogart convinces them to convert the place into a night club and on opening night he is caught by the police, clearing an innocent man (Jeffrey Lynn) of suspicion in the murder he had actually committed…

Bogart was evidently having a good time as he delivered such lines as: "I hate mothers: all this silver threads among the gold stuff!" and had a very funny scene where he is "mothered" by Una O'Connor and Jessie Busley… However, The New York Times' critic, B. R. Crisler, summed up the film correct1y when he said that "It All Came True went from simple to simple-minded."


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