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Release Date:
3 April 1941 (USA) See more »
It's the prize romantic laugh of the year... more fun than winning the POT O' GOLD! See more »
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  (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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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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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Finnish censorship certificate # 207017 delivered on 10-6-2008 (DVD).See more »
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 »
Molly McCorkle:You've heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys?
Hames Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell:Yeah.
Molly McCorkle:Well this is a fight between the Haskells and the McCorkles.
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17 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
hidden gem found in Pot of Gold, 22 February 2006
Author: wordsmith_57 from United States

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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