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A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  14 March 1941 (USA)
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Steve is a shy quiet man who is an executive for a shipping firm. He meets Dot at the Opera where she had his seats and the next day she shows up as his temporary secretary. Then Coffee Cup... See full summary »

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Steve is a shy quiet man who is an executive for a shipping firm. He meets Dot at the Opera where she had his seats and the next day she shows up as his temporary secretary. Then Coffee Cup comes to town to see Dot, his gal. When Steven is with Cecilia, everything is boring. When he is with Dot and Coffee Cup, everything is exciting and he falls for Dot. But Coffee is getting out of the Navy in a few days and he plans to marry Dot. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Anchors Aweigh FOR A GOB AND THE SEASON'S MOST HILARIOUS GAGS! (original ad - mostly caps)

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14 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Three Girls and a Gob  »

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Merritt B. Gerstad was director of photography for the first two weeks of production, while Russell Metty completed filming No, No, Nanette (1940). See more »

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Three Little Words
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
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Girl-Guy-Gob-**
10 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lucille Ball was much more restrained in this 1941 comedy with Edmond O'Brien and George Murphy.

O'Brien appears so young and dashing in this film. He plays an upper class businessman who meets and finds love with secretary Ball. Murphy plays her sailor boyfriend. To me, the biggest question in the film was who would Murphy wind up with?

The comedy here is tedious. O'Brien has a snobbish girlfriend with a high society mother to the bargain.

Ball comes from a real common family where the brother finds opera tickets that belong to O'Brien. By the next scene, Ball is going to apply for a job where O'Brien is the owner. How coincidental can we get?


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