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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 ... Tommy Reilly
The Elderbloom Chorus 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! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tech Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - Feb. 7, 1947 - all caps) See more »


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Trivia

The soundtrack opening tune, "Angel in Disguise," often was used in Warner Bros. Looney Tunes cartoons since Warners owned the copyright. This was typical Warners policy, lowering production costs by using music the studio owned rather than paying for newly composed music. See more »

Goofs

When Chips Maguire is telling Tommy about the house being foreclosed; Tommy has both his hands deep inside his pockets. But on the next immediate cut as he turns; both his hands are now hanging low outside his pockets. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Jane Ryan aka Sal: You poor baby lamb. Don't you know a runaround when you see it? I know gorillas like Chips Maguire, I know what kind of pal he'd be. He gives you promises as long as he can use you and then forgets all about you. We'll throw him out in the street where he belongs.
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Featured in Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Flat Foot Floogie
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart
Lyrics by Bud Green
Sung and Danced by The Elderbloom Chorus at the Roaring 90's Club
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This cute little gem shows why Ann Sheridan was a star
3 April 2004 | by Scott-52See all my reviews

It isn't often a movie can change a mood, but this little piece of fluff did. Whether it was a chance to see a young Bogie doing some comic acting, or Jeffrey Lynn doing something besides standing in the shadows, or Ann Sheridan being more than a wisecracking dish, I don't know - but I expect it was the latter.

On one level this is a poor man's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, with a dash of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE thrown in. It isn't oscar bait, but it does make you realize how much simple joy the hard working people at Warner Brothers gave to audiences during the Depression and the second world war. When I finished watching, I could just imagine pushing out into the evening air after the show, taking my date to get a piece a pie and cup of coffee someplace, and basking the warm glow of a simple happy time.

Taken for what it is, you'll have a heck of a good time with IT ALL CAME TRUE.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

6 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

And It All Came True See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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