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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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Margot Sherwood Merrick
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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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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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Comedy

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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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1.37 : 1
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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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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Hail to California
(1907) (uncredited)
Music by Clinton Morse
Arranged by Leo Arnaud
Played on the radio
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Left my ring in San Francisco
27 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting title and top-name talent, including Myrna Loy and Melvyn Douglas. But what an utterly inane script. This could have been such a great story, about a woman who needs a man to pretend to be her husband, with all sorts of interesting and plausible zany screwball complications. But instead, we get Myrna pushing the lie that she's married and getting away with it, due to the flimsiest of circumstances. And the reason given for her creating a phantom husband? She needs to be married in order to be an executive! This would've worked better if she was a closeted lesbian or if she was trying to prevent her family from arranging a marriage with a guy she did not love. Instead, we get all this other hooey.


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