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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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Jeff Thompson
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 ...
Sam
Halliwell Hobbes ...
Burton
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

Jeff Thompson: When I paint an Ohio cow, I'm the only one that has to like it, but if I paint a society cow, she has to like it.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Rainbow
(1939) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
In the score after Margot leaves Jeff
Hummed by Myrna Loy
Reprised as background music in the score
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A delight that is not date
25 March 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie just the other night and found it refreshing and yet sweet. I was also amazed how much this movie reflects a lot of problems that some women in positions of authority have with the stigma of not being married. Besides that I will say that the modern romantic comedies borrow greatly from movies such as this yet even though I have seen many romantic comedies I found this movie fresh and almost new probably due to fact that the cliques nowadays evolved from this movie. I will also admit I love Myrna Loy and with a certain degree of bias I enjoy all her movies and love her mere presence in the movie and I was caught unaware of her improvising skill when she did her Brooklyn accent. I found Mervyn Douglas a good match though had a feeling that the character written may have been for William Powell. I found it quick and enjoyable and this is why classics always bring a smile to my face.


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