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It All Came True (1940)

Approved  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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The girl who gave the world a new word now shows what it really means, See more »


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6 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Um Sonho para Dois  »

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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 »

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Tommy Taylor: [Jealously] What were you doing in there?
Sarah Jane Ryan aka Sal: [Sarcastically] Scrubbing Maguire's back. What do you think?
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Mister Dooley
(1902) (uncredited)
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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Unpretentious offbeat mix of comedy, drama and music is a pleasant diversion...
27 April 2012 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

IT ALL CAME TRUE is a strange mixture of comedy, drama and old-fashioned musical turns featuring Ann Sheridan and Jeffrey Lynn as two show biz sweethearts who get mixed up with a criminal (Humphrey Bogart) wanted by the police who takes shelter in a boarding house run by Lynn's eccentric mother (Una O'Connor) and another lady.

Somehow, the mix of elements are strung together in a way that provides a number of charming moments, mostly involving Sheridan (who has a way with a zinger) and Bogart, who gets some gentle humor out of his gangster role and creates a likable enough character with ease. Lynn is good at portraying the nimble fingered piano player but is stiff when asked to perform as Sheridan's musical partner.

Una O'Connor gets a number of good laughs out of her irate landlady role and Zasu Pitts is amusing as a paranoid woman who has read too many detective stories.

None of it is memorable but it passes the time pleasantly enough. A talented cast overcomes a rather clumsy script that wanders all over the place. At least, it's unpredictable and good for a few laughs.


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