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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 »

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


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3 April 1941 (USA)  »

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Jimmy Steps Out  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-titled "Jimmy Steps Out", this film's earliest documented telecast occurred Sunday, 23 May 1948, in Los Angeles on KTLA (Channel 5). On Sunday, 20 June 1948, it was the first feature film shown on New York City's newly launched television station, WPIX (Channel 11), which began broadcasting on 15 June 1948. It was followed on succeeding Sundays by the Hal Roach package of three dozen feature films, produced between 1931-43 and newly acquired for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. In Baltimore it first aired Saturday 3 July 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), and in Detroit Sunday 1 July 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7). 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 »

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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 See 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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