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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
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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)
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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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6 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Um Sonho para Dois  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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Soundtracks

Ain't We Got Fun
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Gus Kahn and Ray Egan
Sung by 'The Lady Killers Quartet' at the Roaring 90's Club
Reprised as background music by the band
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Bogart and a musical?
22 March 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Would this work? Well, of course it does. Ann Sheridan is charming, Bogart is same as ever, Jeffrey Lynn is slightly irritating in a cute kind of way, the character actors are impeccable and the film moves along at a good, relaxing pace. One of those late night weekend films to watch with a sherry and a box of chocs.


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