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Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 13 June 1941 (USA)
Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic, and a millionaire playboy and must make a choice.

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Tom
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Dick
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Harry
Joe Cunningham ...
Pop
Jane Seymour ...
Ma
Lenore Lonergan ...
Butch
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Paula (as Vicki Lester)
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Ice Cream Vendor
Betty Breckenridge ...
Gertrude
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Colebrook ...
Stalled Car Driver (scenes deleted)
Dorothy Lloyd ...
Gypsy Oracle (scenes deleted)
Gertrude Short ...
Bridge Matron (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Working girl/telephone operator Janie is engaged to conservative, dull, but very reliable car salesman Tom, who offers her a safe, stable marriage. Then she meets unconventional slacker Harry, a philosophical car mechanic without much ambition although she does hear bells when they kiss. Through Harry, the fickle Janie meets Dick, a handsome and charming millionaire playboy, who embodies her greatest romantic fantasies, and after a champagne-filled overnight flight to Chicago, she thinks she's met her dream man, but has she? Written by duke1029@aol.com

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It's the story of every girl who ever fell in love . . . More than once !


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13 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ses trois amoureux  »

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$806,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Late in the film Dick takes Janie to Chicago to see a play starring Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne. Lunt and Fontanne were the very couple who presented Ginger Rogers with her 1940 Academy Award for 'Kitty Foyle'. See more »

Goofs

The titles schedule Phil Silvers as "Ice Cream Man" rather than as a character with a name, but, on one occasion, one of them greet him as "Phil" which is, of course, his real name outside the movie. See more »

Quotes

Tom: What's the matter, Janie? What are you thinkin' about?
Janie: The picture.
Tom: Oh, do you think it was true to life?
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Crazy Credits

In the opening titles, it shows some of the names spelled incorrectly, then the letters tumble to the bottom of the screen, scramble themselves and return to their original position, with the correct spellings. This is how they appear: SNIRGOR GREEG = GINGER ROGERS GREGORE YUMPH = GEORGE MURPHY HASALMAR NALL = ALAN MARSHAL ESSRUDE MITHGREB = BURGESS MEREDITH SERT BORISK = ROBERT SISK RILA COJURPA = PAUL JARRICO OSKAR INGNAN = GARSON KANIN See more »

Connections

Remade as The Girl Most Likely (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Chicago
(1922) (uncredited)
Written by Fred Fisher
Played as background music when Chicago is first seen
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Ridiculously Charming
20 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tom, Dick, and Harry rests on thin plot - Ginger Rogers' character Janie, a telephone operator, has to choose between her steady (Murphy), a man she just met (Meredith), and a rich man she's been dreaming about (Marshall). The romances between the characters are complimented by outrageous dream sequences that are really just ridiculous, but I found them quite funny. Burgess Meredith and Ginger Rogers share a charming chemistry - especially in a scene where their kiss fantastically "rings bells"...possibly the cutest kiss scene ever, reminiscent of Mia's foot-popping in The Princess Diaries. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and laughed a lot, as should any Rogers fan, or Meredith fan for that matter, would. But, it is hard to find. I don't believe it's been released on DVD yet, but it is a rare find on VHS.


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