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Pot o' Gold (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 April 1941 (USA)
Jimmy goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices.

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Walter DeLeon (screenplay) (as Walter De Leon), Andrew Bennison (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Stewart ... Jimmy Haskell
Paulette Goddard ... Molly McCorkle
Horace Heidt ... Horace Heidt
Charles Winninger ... C.J. Haskell
Mary Gordon ... Ma McCorkle
Frank Melton ... Jasper
Jed Prouty ... Mr. Louderman
Charles Arnt ... Parks (as Charlie Arnt)
Dick Hogan ... Willie McCorkle
James Burke ... Lt. Grady
Donna Wood Donna Wood ... Donna McCorkle
Larry Cotton Larry Cotton ... Larry Cotton, Vocalist
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Storyline

Jimmy, the owner of a failed music shop, goes to work with his uncle, the owner of a food factory. Before he gets there, he befriends an Irish family who happens to be his uncle's worst enemy because of their love for music and in-house band who constantly practices. Soon, Jimmy finds himself trying to help the band by getting them gigs and trying to reconcile the family with his uncle, an avid music hater, all while winning the heart of the beautiful Molly. Written by Nathan Will Sheets

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for the time of your life...and a lifetime of fun...the swingiest singiest danciest romanciest picture of the year! See more »


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Trivia

"Pot O' Gold" was a radio program that featured musical routines; this film is a movie version of that radio program. See more »

Goofs

As Jimmy follows Molly to the house, the bag of apples is held waist-high by the bottom of the bag. In the closer shot, the bag has disappeared and his hand is down by his side. When he brings the bag back into view, he is holding it at the top, whereas previously he held it by the bottom. See more »

Quotes

Molly McCorkle: You've heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys?
Hames Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell: Yeah.
Molly McCorkle: Well this is a fight between the Haskells and the McCorkles.
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Soundtracks

A Knife, a Fork and a Spoon
(uncredited)
Written by Dave Franklin
Performed by Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights
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Moulin Rouge of the 40's?
30 January 2008 | by cpryor39See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect when I bought this movie. It was on sale really cheap and I just wanted something different to watch. Well, that's exactly what I got! This movie is sweet, silly, and completely outrageous. I was laughing out loud at the unabashedly large plot holes. They were just having fun and didn't care. Neither did I. Loved it. For its fun spirit, this film reminded me a lot of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge - characters just breaking out into song and dance for no real reason. It's a musical that doesn't admit it.The last half hour is a little long and doesn't seem to really go with the rest of movie, but I'll forgive that because it was so fun to watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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