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Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)

Working girl Janie is proposed to by a conservative car salesman, a bohemian auto mechanic, and a millionaire playboy and must make a choice.

Director:

Garson Kanin

Writers:

Paul Jarrico (story), Paul Jarrico (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Janie
George Murphy ... Tom
Alan Marshal ... Dick
Burgess Meredith ... Harry
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... Pop
Jane Seymour Jane Seymour ... Ma
Lenore Lonergan Lenore Lonergan ... Butch
Vickie Lester ... Paula (as Vicki Lester)
Phil Silvers ... Ice Cream Vendor
Betty Breckenridge Betty Breckenridge ... Gertrude
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Colebrook Edward Colebrook ... Stalled Car Driver (scenes deleted)
Dorothy Lloyd Dorothy Lloyd ... Gypsy Oracle (scenes deleted)
Gertrude Short Gertrude Short ... Bridge Matron (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Working girl/telephone operator Janie is engaged to conservative, dull, but very reliable car salesman Tom, who offers her a safe, stable marriage. Then she meets unconventional slacker Harry, a philosophical car mechanic without much ambition although she does hear bells when they kiss. Through Harry, the fickle Janie meets Dick, a handsome and charming millionaire playboy, who embodies her greatest romantic fantasies, and after a champagne-filled overnight flight to Chicago, she thinks she's met her dream man, but has she? Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Your "Kitty Foyle" Girl in Love With 3 Men! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ses trois amoureux See more »

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Budget:

$806,000 (estimated)
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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

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Goofs

The titles schedule Phil Silvers as "Ice Cream Man" rather than as a character with a name, but, on one occasion, one of them greet him as "Phil" which is, of course, his real name outside the movie. See more »

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Gertrude: How did Dick happen to know Harry?
Janie: Well, Harry's his mechanic, see. And Dick, of course, is very democratic.
Gertrude: Well, I thought all millionaires were Republicans.
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"There's No Place Like Home' (uncredited)
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Lightweight and a bit annoying...
11 April 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Although the film begins with some cute opening credits, after a while I really grew to dislike this film. It's actually pretty amazing that Ginger Rogers was cast in this lightweight film, as during the production she won the Best Actress Oscar for "Kitty Foyle"--and frankly, "Tom, Dick and Harry" just isn't in the same league as the wonderful "Kitty Foyle". The reasons I disliked the movie is that it tried too hard and it had a main character that just seemed selfish, stupid and annoying.

When the film begins, Ginger is dating the very conservative and reliable Tom (George Murphy). There isn't a lot of excitement in this relationship and oddly Ginger still agrees to marry him when he asks. Soon, she meets Harry (Burgess Meredith) and agrees to go out with him only because she thinks he's rich--though he's not. So, she's already engaged to one guy and then chases another just for money....what a jerk. Then, when she really meets a rich guy, Dick (Alan Marshall), she throws herself at him--and destroys his relationship with another woman just so she can have a chance at him. In the end, she's engaged to all three--and yet all three stand by and wait for her to decide which one to marry. I say all three should have dumped the and conniving Rogers--but sadly the film did not end that way. If it had, I really would have enjoyed it much more. But, As Rogers' character was so selfish and often talked like a child, I just wanted her to shut up and go away. Although well made, the writing and Rogers' acting made this acceptable entertainment and nothing more.

By the way, some might like the film's often cartoony look--such as the dream sequences. I wasn't that impressed. Take my advice--see "Kitty Foyle" instead--it's a dandy movie and proved Ginger COULD act.


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