Pot o' Gold (1941)

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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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Complete credited cast:
Molly McCorkle
Horace Heidt ...
Horace Heidt
Charles Winninger ...
C.J. Haskell
Mary Gordon ...
Ma McCorkle
Frank Melton ...
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


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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Release Date:

3 April 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jimmy Steps Out  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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On Sunday, 20 June 1948, retitled Jimmy Steps Out, this was the first feature film shown on New York City's newly launched television station, WPIX (Channel 11), which began broadcasting on 15 June 1948. It was followed on succeeding Sundays by the Hal Roach package of three dozen feature films, produced between 1931 and 1943, and newly acquired for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »


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 »


Charles 'C.J.' Haskell: They're in the phones now! Listen to that!
Hames Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell: [takes the receiver] Oh yes, very beautiful string quartet.
Charles 'C.J.' Haskell: String cor-tet!? That's bugles!
Himself, Horace Heidt: [writing down a medical report] Hears bugles in phone.
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Do You Believe in Fairy Tales?
Music by Vee Lawnhurst
Lyrics by Mack David
Performed by Larry Cotton with Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights
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The Most unusual move Jimmy Stewart even did.
4 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a concert organist/pianist always interested in musicals I just discovered this movie five days ago (5-1-05).

I was stunned by the musicality of the performers. These guys and gals could really sing and play...what a joy to hear fantastic intonation and real "in tune" singing.

The boarding house number is easily one of the most beautifully done and also the most complicated. The guys really played the water glasses and I can tell you that trying to get crystal to play as a "glass harmonica" (invented by Ben Franklin) is no easy job.

From start to finish a truly heartwarming film. From a more innocent era and one without guile. I laughed my self silly during the "drive uncle Charlie crazy" sequence.

How anyone could not like this as pure clean fun is beyond me. Perhaps you are hearing "Bugles on the phone"...hahaha,

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