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Pot o' Gold (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 April 1941 (USA)
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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Molly McCorkle
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Horace Heidt
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C.J. Haskell
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Ma McCorkle
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Jasper
Jed Prouty ...
Mr. Louderman
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Parks (as Charlie Arnt)
Dick Hogan ...
Willie McCorkle
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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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It's a GOLDEN POT OF ENTERTAINMENT! (original print media ad - many caps) See more »


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3 April 1941 (USA)  »

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Jimmy Steps Out  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

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

Inmates: [singing] You gotta get up, you gotta get up, you're in the army now!
Hames Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell: Johnny plays the bugle, he knows the calls from A to Z. But he's always at his best when blowing reveille.
Inmates: So Johnny blows and blows...
Hames Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell: He toot-a-lee-toots you into your clothes.
Inmates: And makes you rue the day that you were born. There's nothing any one can do. The captain has to make it too! So you gotta get up, you gotta get up!
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

When Johnny Toots His Horn
(uncredited)
Written by Hy Heath and Fred Rose
Performed by James Stewart
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An Excellent Movie for Musical Lovers
12 May 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Jimmy Stewert, then this is a movie you will enjoy. James plays the person he does best, namely himself. A small town man trying to make it in a big business world. Throw in the gorgeous Paulette Goddard, and the chemistry is dynamic. If you don't enjoy musicals, this movie might not be for you. But the old time music is something that most will enjoy. Especially those of us who have an affinity for classic Hollywood.


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