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Rings on Her Fingers (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 20 March 1942 (USA)
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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Tod Fenwick (as John Shepperd)
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Kellogg
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Colonel Harry Prentiss
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Mrs. Fenwick
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Fenwick Sr.
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Gwendolyn Logan ...
Miss Calahan
Eric Wilton ...
Butler
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Newsboy (as Billy Benedict)
Sarah Edwards ...
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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 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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Hairy-chested Henry Fonda was forced to subject to a torso waxing for his bare chested scenes at the beach. See more »

Quotes

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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I Know Why (and So Do You)
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Music by Harry Warren
Played after John starts winning at roulette
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Where did this come from? I never heard of it. Gene Tierny with a Brookly accent? Laird Cregar? Has to be fun! It was but only a little.

Fonda is doing his "B" version of "The Lady Eve". I've seen it too often. No one has any real snappy lines. The movie relies on situation comedy and a chase at the end. Sometimes these are good, but if I wanted chases, the Bowery Boys might have sufficed.

The film seemed to be a bit pasted together. New characters appear out of the blue and things are referenced in the dialogue which were not in the film. These were so obvious that it bothered me.

Was it my imagination or did the background music feature snatches of the theme from "Laura"?


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