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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Franklin Pangborn ...
George Cleveland ...
Kathleen Howard ...
Marguerite Chapman ...
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Mady Correll ...
Frank McGlynn Sr. ...
Frank Sully ...
Mrs. Grange
Richard Lane ...
Recruiting Officer


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 <>

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navy | opera | secretary | recruiting | wedding | See more »


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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A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 9, 1944 with Lucille Ball and George Murphy reprising their film roles. See more »


Referenced in Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991) See more »


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A weak screwball comedy...pretty forgettable...
8 November 2006 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

It's films like this that never guaranteed LUCILLE BALL would become a big star in her early Hollywood comedies. There's nothing subtle here in this film produced by Harold Lloyd and directed by Richard Wallace.

Lucille is the scatterbrained daughter in a family of zanies who meets EDMOND O'BRIEN in a mix-up over theater tickets. He's a casual, laid back executive, not very assertive (unlike his later roles), and when he needs a substitute secretary Lucy shows up for the job. It's a hectic film from then on.

GEORGE MURPHY is her brash sailor boyfriend, LLOYD CORRIGAN her brother, HENRY TRAVERS her father and the befuddled FRANKLIN PANGBORN is a pet shop owner.

It's a more subdued Lucy than usual with the others having most of the heavy mugging and pratfalls to do. MARGUERITE CHAPMAN is wasted as O'Brien's neglected girlfriend. Nice cast but they all have mediocre material to deal with.

Summing up: Passes the time pleasantly enough, but is nothing special.

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