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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sarah Jane Ryan
... Tommy Taylor
... Grasselli / Chips Maguire
... Miss Flint
... Maggie Ryan
... Mrs. Taylor
... Mr. Roberts
... Rene Salmon
... The Great Boldini
... Henri Pepi de Bordeaux
Brandon Tynan ... Mr. Van Diver
... Mr. Prendergast (as Howard Hickman)
... Monks (as Herbert Vigran)
Tommy Reilly
The Elderbloom Chorus
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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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Um Sonho para Dois  »

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Musical director Leo Forbstein was also musical director for the Looney Tunes cartoons, used the same tunes and the Warners studio orchestra for movie and cartoon work. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Prendergast: As your legal advisor I must warn you it's the only way out. The bank won't wait much longer.
Maggie Ryan: Aw, the back of me hand to the bank.
Mr. Prendergast: What they want is money.
Maggie Ryan: Haven't they got enough?
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Angel in Disguise
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Paul Mann and Stefan Weiß
Lyrics by Kim Gannon
Played during the opening credits and as background music
Played on piano by Jeffrey Lynn and sung by Ann Sheridan
Reprised by the band at the Roaring 90s Club and sung by Ann Sheridan and chorus of waiters
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A nice change of pace for tough-guy Bogart.
19 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

Humphrey Bogart plays 'Mr. Grasselli'--a man who is sick and living in a rooming house while supposedly recuperating. In reality, he's Chips Maguire-a wanted thug who is hiding from the law. This sort of role is hardly surprising for Bogart in 1940, as he'd been playing gangsters in a variety of Warner Brothers films during the last few years. What is surprising, though, is that this film is a light comedy--with Bogie playing a less menacing sort of thug. While it's not a great film, considering that he'd been playing so many mobsters , it was nice to see a bit of a change.

Despite Maguire wanting to remain alone in his room all the time, the two nice old ladies who run the place urge him to come out and meet the other tenants. Eventually, he slowly emerges and begins socializing--and makes friends with the harmless residents and vice-versa. One of them, Ann Sheridan, however, knows who he is and you'd expect her to turn him in to the police. However, she doesn't and what she and this thug have in mind is something you'll need to see for yourself. It's all a little ridiculous, but also great fun.

With such residents as Felix Bressart, Una O'Connor (in one of her more restrained roles)and Zasu Pitts, the movie has a lot of colorful characters and give the film a certain charm and likability. This, combined with an unusual script make this film well worth seeing--especially people who love classic Hollywood or the films of Bogart.


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