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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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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At Mom McCorkle's house, Police Lt. Grady is told about the tomato-throwing incident that had taken place earlier that day. When he says "It must've been good", someone responds, "Good? It was perfect!", to everyone's amusement. This is in reference to a running joke in Paulette Goddard's earlier film, Second Chorus (1940), where the gag "Vas good?" "Vas per-fect" (in Russian accent) is exchanged in a couple of scenes. 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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When Johnny Toots His Horn
Written by Hy Heath and Fred Rose
Performed by James Stewart
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hidden gem found in Pot of Gold
22 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was found in the dollar bin at Wal-Mart, and it couldn't be resisted, simply because Jimmy Stewart movies are worth watching, even oldies like Pot of Gold. Clear back in 1941 his trademark common man persona was much in evidence with this quirky little madcap comedy/musical. Considering this movie came just five years prior to It's a Wonderful Life, it's surprising it hasn't received more notice. The plot in a nutshell is that Stewart has to close up his music shop due to poor business, and goes to the city to go work for his cranky rich uncle. Along the way Stewart becomes involved with a band, a pretty Irish girl, thrown in jail, and could be arrested for running a illegal lottery. While there are plenty of madcap moments, honest understated humor, and delightful performances, it's the music that is absolutely incredible! Jimmy Stewart bluffs his way fairly incredibly on the harmonica and even sings a song. It may not have been his favorite movie, but it is still a Jimmy Stewart gem. Even if you have to pay more than a dollar to watch the movie, it's still a movie, especially for Jimmy Stewart fans, to find and enjoy. The dining room musical number is worth the rental fee alone (but dig through the Wal-Mart dollar bins anyway).

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