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Pot o' Gold (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 3 April 1941 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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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It's the prize romantic laugh of the year... more fun than winning the POT O' GOLD! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jimmy Steps Out See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Pete the Piper
(uncredited)
Written by Henry Russell
Performed by Paulette Goddard with Horace Heidt & His Musical Knights (Vera Vann dubbing for Miss Goddard.)
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An Excellent Movie for Musical Lovers
12 May 2001 | by phoeshoSee all my reviews

If you are a fan of Jimmy Stewert, then this is a movie you will enjoy. James plays the person he does best, namely himself. A small town man trying to make it in a big business world. Throw in the gorgeous Paulette Goddard, and the chemistry is dynamic. If you don't enjoy musicals, this movie might not be for you. But the old time music is something that most will enjoy. Especially those of us who have an affinity for classic Hollywood.


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