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The Crystal Ball (1943)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 22 January 1943 (USA)
Girl loses beauty contest, becomes a fortune teller.

Director:

Elliott Nugent

Writers:

Virginia Van Upp (screenplay), Steven Vas (from a story by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ray Milland ... Brad Cavanaugh
Paulette Goddard ... Toni Gerard
Gladys George ... Madame Zenobia
Virginia Field ... Jo Ainsley
Cecil Kellaway ... Pop Tibbets
William Bendix ... Biff Carter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yvonne De Carlo ... Secretary (scenes deleted)
Maude Eburne ... Apple Annie Character (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Toni Gerard lands in New York with 38 cents to her name and is befriended by fortune teller Madame Zenobia and a neighboring shooting gallery owner. Toni is smitten with Brad, a lawyer/suitor to Jo, one of Zenobia's "clients." When Zenobia is slightly injured, Toni takes her place and uses her newly found influence to meet Brad and break up the budding romance between him and Jo. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Taglines:

"I've Got a Message for You...YES YOU!"

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bola de Cristal See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of several Paramount Pictures productions purchased by United Artists for theatrical release in 1942-1943. See more »

Goofs

When the waiter carrying the cake slips and falls, he supposedly does so because Toni Gerard dropped her lipstick on the floor; however, the waiter does not actually step on the lipstick prior to falling. See more »

Quotes

Toni Gerard: It's, uh... it's almost like fate, isn't it?
Madame Zenobia: Hmm. Fate's fine as long as you take it by its own two horns and make it come your way.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a crystal ball & astrology diagram background. See more »

Soundtracks

Deep in the Heart of Texas
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Written by Don Swander (music) and June Hershey (lyrics)
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Delightful Romantic Comedy
24 October 1999 | by guil12See all my reviews

It was wonderful to see the stars at their peaks. Paulette Goddard, that attractive kitten, with Ray Milland at his most subtle best. They make a terrific pair and made several more films together (Reap The Wild Wind, Kitty and The Lady Has Plans) due to the chemistry of their screen partnership. This is a funny film about a gal from Texas, down on her luck, who gets a job helping out a Fortune Teller, Gladys George, and in the process falls for a well-to-do lawyer, Milland. Things, as always in screwball comedies, get mixed up but in the end girl gets guy and all live happily ever after. Enjoyed this very much. Four stars for the two stars Goddard and Milland.


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