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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
Alan Marshal ...
Dick
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Harry
Joe Cunningham ...
Pop
Jane Seymour ...
Ma
Lenore Lonergan ...
Butch
Vickie Lester ...
Paula (as Vicki Lester)
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Ice Cream Vendor
Betty Breckenridge ...
Gertrude
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Edward Colebrook ...
Stalled Car Driver (scenes deleted)
Dorothy Lloyd ...
Gypsy Oracle (scenes deleted)
Gertrude Short ...
Bridge Matron (scenes deleted)
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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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Trivia

During the shooting of this film the oscars took place. Ginger Rogers was nominated and won the best actress oscar for her previous film Kitty Foyle. the day after, she turned up to set and was met by all of the male cast and crew in top hats and tails in her honour. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Phil - Ice Cream Vendor: You don't have to yell at me because I'm a little obnoxious
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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 »

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

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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
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Lightweight and a bit annoying...
11 April 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Although the film begins with some cute opening credits, after a while I really grew to dislike this film. It's actually pretty amazing that Ginger Rogers was cast in this lightweight film, as during the production she won the Best Actress Oscar for "Kitty Foyle"--and frankly, "Tom, Dick and Harry" just isn't in the same league as the wonderful "Kitty Foyle". The reasons I disliked the movie is that it tried too hard and it had a main character that just seemed selfish, stupid and annoying.

When the film begins, Ginger is dating the very conservative and reliable Tom (George Murphy). There isn't a lot of excitement in this relationship and oddly Ginger still agrees to marry him when he asks. Soon, she meets Harry (Burgess Meredith) and agrees to go out with him only because she thinks he's rich--though he's not. So, she's already engaged to one guy and then chases another just for money....what a jerk. Then, when she really meets a rich guy, Dick (Alan Marshall), she throws herself at him--and destroys his relationship with another woman just so she can have a chance at him. In the end, she's engaged to all three--and yet all three stand by and wait for her to decide which one to marry. I say all three should have dumped the and conniving Rogers--but sadly the film did not end that way. If it had, I really would have enjoyed it much more. But, As Rogers' character was so selfish and often talked like a child, I just wanted her to shut up and go away. Although well made, the writing and Rogers' acting made this acceptable entertainment and nothing more.

By the way, some might like the film's often cartoony look--such as the dream sequences. I wasn't that impressed. Take my advice--see "Kitty Foyle" instead--it's a dandy movie and proved Ginger COULD act.


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