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A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 14 March 1941 (USA)
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) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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14 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Three Girls and a Gob  »

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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 »

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When Pop and Pigeon are playing checkers, Pop is winning. Pigeon gets upset and slaps the board, causing it to fold up. In the next shot of the table, the board is lying flat, and the next it's folded up again. See more »

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

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Not Very Good...
11 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

HAROLD LLOYD produced this alleged comedy. Whatever he did right in the Silent Era and in his fine comedies of the 1930s' he must of forgotten in this production. This film telegraph's its entire plot within the first fifth-teen (15) minutes. It is as predictable as sand running through a 'Egg-Timer' and the 'timer' is more interesting.

A GIRL (Lucille Ball), A GUY (Edmond O'Brien) AND A GOB (George Murphy) form the 'love triangle'. Each wanting to do what they think is in each others best interests. All are wrong and in the end, who you thought should be together, end up together. Like we did not know that from the get go! The supporting cast also just punches their clock and collects their checks. No doubt being grateful for a short shoot! Realizing how 'unfunny' this film really is.

For some reason RKO kept featuring Mr. O'Brien in a series of mediocre comedies. Fortunetly after WWII he found his true niche as a character actor. Finally rewarded with the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (1954). He continued his professionalism too the end of his career. Like-wise Mr. Murphy after success, mostly at M.G.M. also did alright, in the U.S. Senate. Ms. Ball, never a real front rank Star in Cinema, found the accomplishment and $$$ she craved in the new medium of Television. Which was more forgiving of her rather ordinary looks and slap-stick style of humor. In the 1950s' with limited competition and few channels to select from, you could be great or just the lessor of other evils too be popular.


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