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Third Finger, Left Hand (1940)

Passed | | Comedy | 11 October 1940 (USA)
A single magazine editor pretends to be married in order to avoid advances from male colleagues, but complications ensue when she meets a potential suitor.

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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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Casada com Ninguém  »

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Jimmy Conlin (Ernest) and Dick Paxton (Messenger Boy) are in studio records/casting call lists for their roles, but they are not seen in this movie. Most of the men and women at the railroad station listed in the cast are shown in longshot and are not recognizable, but are assumed to be there. See more »

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The neon sign over the gaming establishment is Play Palace, but the sign painted on the glass over the front door is Play Place, both identifications appearing in the same shot, at the same time; it was also used the previous year in another Myrna Loy film, Lucky Night. . See more »

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[last lines]
Sam: Looks like the case is closed!
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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Not exactly a side splitter
2 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Here is a good example of a film with good intentions that go slightly awry. One could presumably place it in the screwball comedy category but that may be overstating the case. It is intended to be amusing, and for the most part, it lives up that standard.While some may carp that Melvyn Douglas lacks the same credentials as a Cary Grant,he does have an expert sense of timing in his delivery that overcomes his essential lack of charisma.Myrna Loy gives it the old college try and never disgraces herself.(Although she didn't manage to hide her heavyset ankles in this one and we realize why she would never be considered a pin-up queen despite a face that always lit up the screen.) There is only one scene that goes on and on becoming less funny by the minute and that is between Douglas and the unfortunate Lee Bowman playing drunk.If it had been cut the continuity would have survived quite nicely. All told, you could spend time with this one and not feel badly cheated.Better than mediocre, less than scintillating.


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