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Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Haskell
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Molly McCorkle
Horace Heidt ...
Horace Heidt
Charles Winninger ...
C.J. Haskell
Mary Gordon ...
Ma McCorkle
Frank Melton ...
Jasper
Jed Prouty ...
Mr. Louderman
Charles Arnt ...
Parks (as Charlie Arnt)
Dick Hogan ...
Willie McCorkle
James Burke ...
Lt. Grady
Donna Wood ...
Donna McCorkle
Larry Cotton ...
Larry Cotton, Vocalist
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Storyline

Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices. Soon, Jimmy finds himself trying to help the band by getting them gigs and trying to reconcile the family with his uncle, an avid music-hater, all while winning the heart of the beautiful Molly! Written by Nathan Will Sheets

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for the time of your life...and a lifetime of fun...the swingiest singiest danciest romanciest picture of the year! See more »


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3 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jimmy Steps Out  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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First movie for Art Carney. See more »

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As Jimmy follows Molly to the house, the bag of apples is held waist-high by the bottom of the bag. In the closer shot, the bag has disappeared and his hand is down by his side. When he brings the bag back into view, he is holding it at the top whereas previously he held it by the bottom. See more »

Quotes

Molly McCorkle: You've heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys?
Hames Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell: Yeah.
Molly McCorkle: Well this is a fight between the Haskells and the McCorkles.
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Pete the Piper
(uncredited)
Written by Henry Russell
Performed by Paulette Goddard with Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights
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James Stewart was one of a kind.
3 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

POT O' GOLD is my wife's favorite Jimmy Stewart movie. Why? It was a love story in which the two man characters are transformed from what they had been in the beginning. I'm not giving away the ending by saying that Jimmy Haskell (Stewart) started as a music store owner and Molly McCorkle (Paulette Goddard) began as singer with a neighborhood band and they ended as… perhaps radio entrepreneurs would be one way of putting it.

Family feud. The Haskells, represented by Jimmy's factory-owning uncle, vs. the McCorkles, represented by the lot of them. Uncle Haskell wants to purchase and destroy Ma McCorkle's boarding house to expand his factory. Ma McCorkle has her band playing on the rooftop, which drives Haskell batty. Jimmy has received a standing invitation to move in with his uncle in the city, keep the family name alive in the business, and he takes him up on it. He is sidetracked by Molly and the band, and he joins as the harmonica player.

Stewart makes this movie. His expression, his mannerisms, his voice – without him, I think this film would have been ordinary. With him, it's a very good movie. My favorite Stewart? I prefer such as HARVEY (1950) and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940), but there's nothing about which to argue with my wife.


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