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Rings on Her Fingers (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  20 March 1942 (USA)
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Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laird Cregar ...
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Tod Fenwick (as John Shepperd)
Frank Orth ...
Henry Stephenson ...
Colonel Harry Prentiss
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Fenwick
George Lessey ...
Fenwick Sr.
Iris Adrian ...
Harry Hayden ...
Gwendolyn Logan ...
Miss Calahan
Eric Wilton ...
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Newsboy (as Billy Benedict)
Sarah Edwards ...
Mrs. Clancy


Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of con artists who pose as the mother and uncle of a pretty girl in order to separate millionaires from their money. They convince Susan she has an opportunity to fulfill all her dreams, and the trio heads for Palm Beach. Susan meets John Wheeler who says he is shopping for a sailboat. Believing that he is a millionaire, Warren and May sell him a boat that doesn't belong to them, and make off with his $15,000 life savings. Looking for greener pastures, they work themselves into the family of wealthy Tod Fenwick, who falls for Sue, posing as "Linda Worthington". But John shows up as a guest of Fenwick and he tells "Linda", not knowing she was part of the scam, that he has a detective after the fake captain that sold him the boat. John admits that he is not a millionaire but only a $65-a-week clerk. He ... Written by Les Adams <>

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20 March 1942 (USA)  »

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Double or Nothing  »

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Susan Miller: Say, are you really millionaires?
[Warren and Maybelle burst into laughter]
Warren: Why?
Susan Miller: Well, there seems to be something missing.
Mrs. Maybelle Worthington: Just the millions, and they can't rule you out for a technicality.
Warren: You see, nature played a little trick on us: we should have been born with blue blood, so we have devoted our entire life to correcting this... biological error.
Susan Miller: What do you do? If you're not, what are you?
Mrs. Maybelle Worthington: Well, we're sort of an excess profits tax. To criticize us would be unamerican.
Warren: We are merely bees ...
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Pretty dopey and often illogical....despite the cast.
1 October 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

If you want to watch a good movie about a gang of thieves headed by a pretty lady thief and starring Henry Fonda as their mark, try watching "The Lady Eve". If you want to watch a not so good movie about a gang of thieves headed by a pretty lady thief and starring Henry Fonda, you might want to try "Rings on Her Fingers"...but I wouldn't. Oddly, despite the similarity of the plots and being only one year apart, the two films are so much different.

When the film begins, Gene Tierney is a working girl approached by a couple of grifters (Spring Byington and Laird Creger). They want her to help them fleece rich guys...and she readily agrees. Their first mark is John Wheeler (Fonda)--a guy who is planning on buying a yacht. Instead, they pretend to own a yacht and sell him a yacht that isn't even theirs. But Wheeler is a bit of a boob and doesn't realize Susan (Tierney) is one of the gang and soon they fall in love and plan on marrying. The only trouble is that she's not the only fake--he's not rich at all.

While this idea could have worked, what follows is just rather dopey. She wants to help him recover much of the money they stole and arranges for him to start winning at a casino. Then, he gets the notion that he's super-lucky and quits his job to become a professional gambler. During all this time, a private detective hired by Wheeler is investigating the theft. What's to come of all this? Who cares.

The bottom line is that you have two films with very similar plots yet one is not very good due to pedestrian writing. Additionally, the writer made Fonda's character such an idiot that he was frustrating to watch. All in all, the film SHOULD have been a lot better given the cast but it is, at best, a time-passer. A bit of a disappointment.

By the way, if you do see this film or other early Gene Tierney films, you might not recognize her. Like a few other actresses (Rita Hayworth immediately comes to mind), the studio decided to do a BIG makeover and they really accentuated Tierney's cheeks in her films starting around the time she starred in "Laura" (1944).

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