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It All Came True (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 April 1940 (USA)
After crooked nightclub owner Chips Maguire murders a police informant, he blackmails his piano player to allow him to stay at his eccentric mother's boarding house.

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writers:

Louis Bromfield ('It All Came True') (as in Louis Bromfield's), Michael Fessier (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sheridan ... Sarah Jane Ryan
Jeffrey Lynn ... Tommy Taylor
Humphrey Bogart ... Grasselli / Chips Maguire
Zasu Pitts ... Miss Flint
Una O'Connor ... Maggie Ryan
Jessie Busley ... Mrs. Taylor
John Litel ... Mr. Roberts
Grant Mitchell ... Rene Salmon
Felix Bressart ... The Great Boldini
Charles Judels ... Henri Pepi de Bordeaux
Brandon Tynan ... Mr. Van Diver
Howard Hickman ... Mr. Prendergast
Herb Vigran ... Monks (as Herbert Vigran)
Tommy Reilly Tommy Reilly
The Elderbloom Chorus The Elderbloom Chorus
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Storyline

Nightclub entertainer Sarah Ryan and songwriter Tommy Taylor move in to the boardinghouse run by their mothers Maggie and Norah. Tommy brings along Mr. Grasselli, a "nervous wreck" who keeps to himself.. Sarah recognizes him as the gangster Chips Maguire. He killed a cop with Tommy's gun, so Tommy must now protect him. Grasselli winds up turning the boarding house into a money-making nightclub. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A Great NOVEL BECOMES A Greater MOTION PICTURE! By the Author of "THE RAINS CAME" (original ad - many caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

And It All Came True See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to an article in the October 25, 1939 edition of the New York Times, George Raft was to star in this film along with John Garfield. See more »

Quotes

Grasselli aka Chips Maguire: Okay baby, I'll be your sucker.
Sarah Jane Ryan aka Sal: That's a dangerous promise.
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Soundtracks

Pretty Baby
(1916) (uncredited)
Music by Tony Jackson and Egbert Van Alstyne
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by 'The Lady Killers Quartet' at the Roaring 90's Club
Reprised as background music by the band
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Offbeat Idea That Works Pretty Well as Light Entertainment
18 September 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is a really offbeat idea for a Humphrey Bogart movie, but it ends up working pretty well as light entertainment and as something of a showcase for co-star Ann Sheridan. It combines a lighter version of the kind of gangster character that used to be Bogart's specialty, a pleasant if silly scenario, and ample opportunities for Sheridan and some of the supporting cast to steal a few scenes.

The story is lightweight and goofy, with barely any plausibility at all (if that much). Fortunately, the good acting makes all of the oddball characters likable, and makes the story worth following for the sake of entertainment. Sheridan gets a good character and a chance to sing a few songs, and the minor characters include good roles for Zasu Pitts and Felix Bressart, among others.


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