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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 Brandon Tynan ... Mr. Van Diver
Howard C. Hickman ... Mr. Prendergast (as Howard Hickman)
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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She Sings! "ANGEL IN DISGUISE" "GAUCHO SERENADE" and 9 nifties from the '90s 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 »

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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

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Friday 19 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Albuquerque Monday 29 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7), in Los Angeles Wednesday 7 November 1956 on KNXT (Channel 2), in Bellingham WA Wednesday 14 November 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12), in Boston Monday 31 December 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Salt Lake City Thursday 7 February 1957 on KUTV (Channel 2), and in Miami Tuesday 26 February 1957 on WTVJ (Channel 4). See more »

Quotes

Grasselli aka Chips Maguire: [to himself] How I hate mudders! Silver threads among the...
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Featured in Let's Sing Grandfather's Favorites (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(1888) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played on piano by Jeffrey Lynn during The Great Boldini's magic act
Reprised by the band at the Roaring 90's Club for that act
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Competent New York fairy story full of sweetness and light...
16 April 2005 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

In this comedy-drama directed by Lewis Seiler, Bogart was a fugitive killer who hid out in a rundown boarding house harboring a collection of talented amateur performers and maternally oriented older women…

Bogart convinces them to convert the place into a night club and on opening night he is caught by the police, clearing an innocent man (Jeffrey Lynn) of suspicion in the murder he had actually committed…

Bogart was evidently having a good time as he delivered such lines as: "I hate mothers: all this silver threads among the gold stuff!" and had a very funny scene where he is "mothered" by Una O'Connor and Jessie Busley… However, The New York Times' critic, B. R. Crisler, summed up the film correct1y when he said that "It All Came True went from simple to simple-minded."


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