27 user 5 critic

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.



(story), (screenplay)

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling. Outraged at Polly's unmotherly conduct, David Merlin becomes determined to keep ... See full summary »

Director: Garson Kanin
Stars: Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Charles Coburn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

On a quick trip to the city, young university professor Peter Morgan falls in love with nightclub performer Francey Brent and marries her after a whirlwind romance. But when he goes back ... See full summary »

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Ginger Rogers, James Stewart, James Ellison
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rich industrialist Walter Connolly feels unwanted by his wife and children so he hires unemployed Ginger Rogers to pose as his mistress.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Walter Connolly, Verree Teasdale
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In pre-WW2 Europe, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them...

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Walter Slezak
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson
Kitty Foyle (1940)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Kitty Foyle, a hard-working white-collar girl from a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania low, middle-class family, meets and falls in love with young socialite Wyn Strafford but his family is against her.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Dennis Morgan, James Craig
Romance | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a dancer disappears from a theater, her former lover asks lawyer Clay Dalzell to investigate, leading him on a trail of murder and deception.

Director: Stephen Roberts
Stars: William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly
Heartbeat (1946)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young female escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man. He recruits her to do him a... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Adolphe Menjou
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An aging actress refuses to admit she is too old to play the ingénue role anymore.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Ginger Rogers, William Holden, Paul Douglas
Stage Door (1937)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.

Directors: Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young
Carefree (1938)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy


Complete credited cast:
Alan Marshal ...
Joe Cunningham ...
Jane Seymour ...
Lenore Lonergan ...
Paula (as Vicki Lester)
Ice Cream Vendor
Betty Breckenridge ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Colebrook ...
Stalled Car Driver (scenes deleted)
Dorothy Lloyd ...
Gypsy Oracle (scenes deleted)
Gertrude Short ...
Bridge Matron (scenes deleted)


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

13 June 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ses trois amoureux  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 8, 1941 with Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith, George Murphy, and Alan Marshal reprising their film roles. See more »


At one point, Harry tells Janie that there are just over 3,000 millionaires and that there are about 11,000,000 single women. They agree that her chances of marrying a millionaire are one in a million. On his previous statistics, the odds are actually about 1 in 3,500. See more »


Janie: [During a dream] I've got it! I'll marry all three of them.
Tom: [With Dick and Harry] All three of us?
Janie: Sure!
Tom: [With Dick and Harry] Do you think it'd work?
Janie: Why not? I think the four of us would make a lovely couple.
See more »

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 »


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


Down by the Old Mill Stream
(1910) (uncredited)
Written by Tell Taylor
Sung by George Murphy, Burgess Meredith and Alan Marshal
offscreen in a dream sequence
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

TOM, DICK AND HARRY (Garson Kanin, 1941) ***1/2
12 August 2007 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

Ginger Rogers is delightful in one of her top films following the split from musical partner Fred Astaire. I still need to catch a few more of the star's vintage vehicles – BACHELOR MOTHER (1939; also helmed by Kanin), her Oscar-winning turn in KITTY FOYLE (1940) and ROXIE HART (1942); thankfully, the latter two are available on DVD.

The male leads here are somewhat undercast – though Burgess Meredith is fine (the others are played by George Murphy and Alan Marshal), and there's a brief but nice role for Phil Silvers as an "exuberant" ice-cream vendor. It was relaxing to watch this type of unassuming entertainment right after having sat through such demanding fare as Ingmar Bergman's WILD STRAWBERRIES (1957): that said, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this featured its own surreal (if basically comical) dream sequences!

The film's engaging premise – a girl has to choose between three suitors of contrasting temperament and social standing – isn't particularly original (three year later, Ginger Rogers herself would again be faced with the same task in the stylish musical comedy, LADY IN THE DARK)…but Kanin's bright treatment and Paul Jarrico's Oscar-nominated script (deftly mixing mild screwball sophistication with the traditionally homespun qualities of small-town life) make it great fun, even if the version I saw was dubbed in Italian. Perhaps the funniest gag is the casual newspaper announcement of Adolf Hitler's assassination (despite this film having been released prior to America's involvement in World War II) but, equally inspired, is the amusingly fanciful way by which Rogers' character is able to solve her boyfriend dilemma. For the record, the film was later musicalized as THE GIRL MOST LIKELY (1957) but, even if it was done under the guidance of a talented director like Mitchell Leisen, the cast was pitifully lackluster!

3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Only one quibble puzzle_queen
Where Can I Find This? ElaineofAstolat
Ending rudeboyfjm
Was this the American prequel to 'Look Back in Anger'? adagioforstringsUSA
It's A Wonderful Life connection austinspace1
the penguin falls in love. ksf-2
Discuss Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: