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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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It's a GOLDEN POT OF ENTERTAINMENT! (original print media ad - many caps) 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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Trivia

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 »

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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Soundtracks

Broadway Caballero
(uncredited)
Written by Henry Russell
Performed by Paulette Goddard 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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