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A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 14 March 1941 (USA)
Steve is a shy quiet man who is an executive for a shipping firm. He meets Dot at the Opera where she had his seats and the next day she shows up as his temporary secretary. Then Coffee Cup... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Frank Ryan (screen play), Bert Granet (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Murphy ... Coffee Cup
Lucille Ball ... Dot Duncan
Edmond O'Brien ... Stephen Herrick
Henry Travers ... Abel Martin
Franklin Pangborn ... Pet Shop Owner
George Cleveland ... Pop Duncan
Kathleen Howard ... Jawme Duncan
Marguerite Chapman ... Cecilia Grange
Lloyd Corrigan ... Pigeon Duncan
Mady Correll Mady Correll ... Cora
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Panky
Doodles Weaver ... Eddie
Frank Sully ... Salty
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Grange
Richard Lane ... Recruiting Officer
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Steve is a shy quiet man who is an executive for a shipping firm. He meets Dot at the Opera where she had his seats and the next day she shows up as his temporary secretary. Then Coffee Cup comes to town to see Dot, his gal. When Steven is with Cecilia, everything is boring. When he is with Dot and Coffee Cup, everything is exciting and he falls for Dot. But Coffee is getting out of the Navy in a few days and he plans to marry Dot. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Producer HAROLD LLOYD brings you oceans of fun with the goofiest gobs that ever tore a port apart. (Print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three Girls and a Gob See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film produced by Harold Lloyd in which he did not star. See more »

Goofs

When Pop and Pigeon are playing checkers, Pop is winning. Pigeon gets upset and slaps the board, causing it to fold up. In the next shot of the table, the board is lying flat, and the next it's folded up again. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lucy & Desi: Before the Laughter (1991) See more »

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Ochy Tchornya
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Girl-Guy-Gob-**
10 November 2006 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

Lucille Ball was much more restrained in this 1941 comedy with Edmond O'Brien and George Murphy.

O'Brien appears so young and dashing in this film. He plays an upper class businessman who meets and finds love with secretary Ball. Murphy plays her sailor boyfriend. To me, the biggest question in the film was who would Murphy wind up with?

The comedy here is tedious. O'Brien has a snobbish girlfriend with a high society mother to the bargain.

Ball comes from a real common family where the brother finds opera tickets that belong to O'Brien. By the next scene, Ball is going to apply for a job where O'Brien is the owner. How coincidental can we get?


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