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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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Taglines:

It's a GOLDEN POT OF ENTERTAINMENT! (original print media ad - many caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Jerry Adler, younger brother of Larry Adler, taught James Stewart how to hold the harmonica and mime the playing for the movie, and was the person who did the actual playing of the harmonica music supposedly done by Stewart, who continued playing the instrument after the movie. 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

Charles 'C.J.' Haskell: They're in the phones now! Listen to that!
Hames Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell: [takes the receiver] Oh yes, very beautiful string quartet.
Charles 'C.J.' Haskell: String cor-tet? That's bugles!
Horace Heidt: [writing down a medical report] Hears bugles in phone.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

When Johnny Toots His Horn
(uncredited)
Written by Hy Heath and Fred Rose
Performed by James Stewart
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Fun Movie!
27 January 2003 | by smarsha-2See all my reviews

A really fun movie. The music was performed live in front of a camera, no overdubing. I was amazed at how well arranged, choregraphed and performed the pieces were. I only wish that the DVD master had cleaned up the sound more and brought out better frequency response.

Jimmy Stewart was his usual charming self. Its hard to hate a movie with Jimmy in it. Even better, Jimmy actually sang and did quite well with the song. The first half of the movie had me laughing out loud!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimmy Steps Out See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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