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A Girl, a Guy, and a Gob (1941)

Passed | | 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 »


Richard Wallace


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




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 ... Cora
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Panky
Doodles Weaver ... Eddie
Frank Sully ... Salty
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Grange
Richard Lane ... Recruiting Officer


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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JUST LOTS OF FUN FOR EVERYONE! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tech Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - September 9, 1944 - all caps) See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Altoona Sunday 3 June 1956 on WFBG (Channel 10); it first aired in Dallas Saturday 15 September 1956 on WBAP (Channel 5), in San Francisco Monday 24 September 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), in Baltimore Sunday 18 November 1956 on WTTG (Channel 5), in Cleveland Monday 3 December 1956 on KYW (Channel 3), in Milwaukee Thursday 6 December 1956 on WITI (Channel 6), in Philadelphia Monday 17 December 1956 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in New York City Monday 24 December 1956 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »


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 »


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


No. 6 Allegretto grazioso in A major
(aka "Spring Song")
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn
Played on piano by Rube Demarest
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a comedy Lucille Ball movie!
9 September 2002 | by thien314See all my reviews

If you're a Lucille Ball fan, you would definitely want to see this movie. As a Lucille Ball fan, I have seen many of her movies, but this one would probably stand as one of the tops. In this movie, Lucille Ball plays as an average girl rather than a self-absorbed lady like in her other films. This movie also features her more than her other works, being seen in most of the scenes. I thought that the movie was great throughout except for the ending. The ending could have been better. Overall, it's a good movie to watch, especially with Lucile Ball in it.

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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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