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Three Cheers for the Irish (1940)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  16 March 1940 (USA)
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Peter Casey has been with the New York City police department for 25 years. He's totally surprised when he's asked to retire on his 25th anniversary with the force. He's even more ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Maureen Casey
Peter Casey
Dennis Morgan ...
Angus Ferguson
Virginia Grey ...
Patricia Casey
Irene Hervey ...
Heloise Casey
William Lundigan ...
Michael Flaherty
Frank Jenks ...
Ed McKean
Henry Armetta ...
Morgan Conway ...
Joe Niklas
Alec Craig ...
J.M. Kerrigan ...
Cliff Clark ...
William B. Davidson ...
Police Commissioner (as William Davidson)
Joe King ...
Police Captain


Peter Casey has been with the New York City police department for 25 years. He's totally surprised when he's asked to retire on his 25th anniversary with the force. He's even more unprepared for the romance that develops between his favorite daughter, Maureen, and the Scottish cop who takes over his beat. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <>

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

16 March 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fogo nas Veias  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Comin' Thro' the Rye
Music traditional
Whistled often by Dennis Morgan
Hummed by Priscilla Lane
Played as part of the score
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Considering its modest budget and lack of pretense, it's a pretty good little film
12 January 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a cute and watchable little film from MGM. Considering that it had none of the huge stars like many of its films, it is surprisingly fun and worth seeing--and I almost scored this a 7. Dennis Morgan, Thomas Mitchell and Priscilla Lane are the stars and while I wasn't surprised to hear Mitchell's excellent Irish accent, I was surprised that Morgan did the Scotish accent as well as he did.

The story itself is an interesting slice of life about retiring cop Mitchell. He didn't know he was about to lose his job and initially this throws him for a loop, as he loves his job--it is his life. And, he also blames Morgan for this because this young cop actually gets Mitchell's job! What happens next is something I'll leave up to you--I'd hate to spoil the movie. But, the big characters and the whole mood of the film is infectious--just turn off your brain and enjoy!

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