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Director:
Writers:
Walter DeLeon (screenplay)
Andrew Bennison (story) ...
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Release Date:
3 April 1941 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's the prize romantic laugh of the year... more fun than winning the POT O' GOLD! See more »
Plot:
Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Stewart ... Jimmy Haskell

Paulette Goddard ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beverly Andre ... Alice (uncredited)
Herbert Ashley ... Doorman (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Harry Bowen ... Streetsweeper (uncredited)

Aldrich Bowker ... Judge Mike Murray (uncredited)
Ed Brady ... Fruit & Vegetable Vendor (uncredited)
Frankie Carle ... Frankie, Pianist (uncredited)

Art Carney ... Band Member / Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Virginia Carroll ... Haskell's Secretary (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Sheriff (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Police Officer McGinty (uncredited)
Dick Dennis ... Singer (uncredited)
Abe Dinovitch ... Fish Peddler (uncredited)
Evelyn Dockson ... Mrs. Sweeney (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Boy's Mother (uncredited)
Carlos Fernando ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Sheriff Bud Connolly (uncredited)
John Frank ... Drunken Cellmate (uncredited)
Jody Gilbert ... Helga Svenson (uncredited)
William Gould ... Chalmers (attorney) (uncredited)
Eddie Gribbon ... Expressman (uncredited)
Paul Gustine ... Minitor Man (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ray Hanson ... Office in Courtroom (uncredited)
John Holland ... Sponsor (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Drunken Cellmate (uncredited)
Roy Lester ... Jitterbug (uncredited)
Charles McAvoy ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Jewel McGowan ... Jitterbug (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Jailer (uncredited)
Nellie V. Nichols ... Mrs. Poppadolis (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Country Club Waiter (uncredited)
David Oliver ... Drunken Cellmate (uncredited)
Max Ong ... Wong Lung - Chinese laundry worker (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Canadian Guide (uncredited)
Victor Potel ... Olaf Svenson (uncredited)
Purnell Pratt ... Thompson (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Announcer (uncredited)
Alvino Rey ... Pedal Steel Guitar Player (uncredited)
Claire Rochelle ... Mrs. Stevens - Mary's Mother (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Office in Anteroom (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Mr. Samson - Federal Inspector (uncredited)
Mel Ruick ... Announcer (uncredited)
Mary Ruth ... Mary Stevens - Gifted Little Piano Player (uncredited)
Tim Ryan ... 'Snooky' - Spieler (uncredited)
Adele Smith ... Flashy Girl (uncredited)
Harland Tucker ... Sponsor (uncredited)
Fred Walburn ... Boy in Doorway (uncredited)
Jay Ward ... Boyfriend (uncredited)
Pat West ... Trading Post Manager (uncredited)
George Whalley ... Haskell's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Paul White ... Bootblack (uncredited)
Stan Worth ... Tommy - Young Trombonist (uncredited)

Directed by
George Marshall 
 
Writing credits
Walter DeLeon (screenplay) (as Walter De Leon)

Andrew Bennison (story) &
Monte Brice (story) and
Harry Tugend (story)

Haydn Roth Evans (idea of "Pot O' Gold" originally conceived by) and
Robert Brilmayer (idea of "Pot O' Gold" originally conceived by)

Produced by
George Marshall .... producer
James Roosevelt .... producer
 
Original Music by
Louis Forbes (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lloyd Nosler 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Peters 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Taylor 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Tummel .... assistant director (as William F. Tummel)
 
Sound Department
Pete Decker .... sound
Percy Townsend .... sound (as P.J. Townsend)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Jackson .... cinematographer: dance
Ned Scott .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Louis Forbes .... musical director (as Lou Forbes)
Basil Adlam .... music arranger (uncredited)
Jerry Adler .... musician: harmonica dubbing for James Stewart (uncredited)
Nat Bergman .... musician: harmonica dubbing for James Stewart (uncredited)
Dudley Chambers .... vocal director (uncredited)
Frank De Vol .... music arranger (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Larry Ceballos .... dance director
James Roosevelt .... presenter
Nouannipha Simon .... subtitles: original version with French subtitles (uncredited)
Adolph Winninger .... stand-in: Charles Winninger (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jimmy Steps Out" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Finland:K-18 | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | UK:U (video rating) (1999) (2003) (2004) (2008) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #7089) | USA:Approved (TF1 certificate)

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Trivia:
"Pot O' Gold" was a radio program that featured musical routines; this film is a movie version of that radio program.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
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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Soundtrack:
Do You Believe in Fairy Tales?See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Toe Tapping Silliness, 14 April 2007
Author: glcody26 from USA

I have a Super 8 Sound print of this gem, and it has been an audience favorite for years at my "Movie Nights"-- no figuring out an involved, complicated plot-- Jimmy is a nice guy, Paulette is gorgeous, and the movie mesmerizes the audience with the corny comedy, predictable outcomes and more than memorable music (who can forget "With a Knife, A Fork, and A Spoon"?) This is Hollywood escapism to the Nth degree-- songs that work, sets that satisfy and a story line as simple as a Hallmark card, all of it embellished with two young and energetic stars surrounded by the musical genius of Horace Heidt and his crew. I haven't screened this one in years, but I plan to show it soon enough--a perfect example of why movies always beat reality.

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