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Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  11 October 1940 (USA)
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Magazine editor Margot Merrick pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues. Unfortunately, things don't go to plan when Jeff Thompson, a potential suitor, ... See full summary »

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Raymond Walburn ...
Mr. Sherwood
Lee Bowman ...
Philip Booth
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Vicky Sherwood
Felix Bressart ...
August Winkel
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Mr. Flandrin
Ann Morriss ...
Beth Hampshire
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Hughie Wheeler
Ernest Whitman ...
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Halliwell Hobbes ...
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Magazine editor Margot Merrick pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues. Unfortunately, things don't go to plan when Jeff Thompson, a potential suitor, uncovers the deception and decides to show up at Margot's family home posing as her husband! Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Such Fun! Such Romance! IT'S WONDERFUL!

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11 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Casada com Ninguém  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The director of the Production Code Administation (PCA) had MGM delete several gags that suggested Margot was pregnant, since, he said, illegitimacy could not be the basis for a comedy. See more »

Goofs

When Jeff Thompson appears he is holding some neck ties in his left hand as he is talking to a member of the ship's crew. When he turns around in the next shot he is seen placing an oil painting down with several others. The neck ties disappeared and in their place a painting materialized. See more »

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Rev. Johnson: Two by two we marry, one by one we die.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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The Riddle
(1940) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Earl K. Brent
Music by David Snell
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Often sung a cappella by Melvyn Douglas
Sung a cappella by Ernest Whitman
Sung a cappella by Myrna Loy
Played by the band at the Wapakoneta, Ohio railroad station
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A light romantic comedy
8 August 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas sparkle in this lightweight romantic comedy. Obviously, the ring on the third finger of the left hand means a gal is married. Myrna Loy is not married, she is an editor who is a 'career gal' at an influential New York-based fashion magazine. But she claims to be married, and her husband is always 'away' and no one has met him. She has increasing difficulty maintaining this fiction, however. Melvyn Douglas discovers the truth and impersonates the non-existent husband, to amusing and sometimes hilarious effect. Well, you can guess the rest. Fun to watch because of Loy and Douglas, though not a masterpiece by any means.


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