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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sarah Jane Ryan
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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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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IT'S GOT EVERYTHING YOU WANT! (original print ad - all caps) 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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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(1888) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played on piano by Jeffrey Lynn during The Great Boldini's magic act
Reprised by the band at the Roaring 90's Club for that act
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Bogart is marvelous as a humorously grouchy gangster...
8 February 2000 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

...and Ann Sheridan can be quite fetching as the "showgirl" with the heart of gold who refers to herself at one point as being "technically a good girl". Fun, cliche-ridden, but with a lot of good lines. And Bogart is hilarious as he dead-pans cheating the oldsters at cards! Also: Is this the film that introduced the song "Angel in Disguise"? I only knew the song as delivered by Bugs Bunny!


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