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It All Came True (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 6 April 1940 (USA)
After crooked nightclub owner Chips Maguire murders a police informant, he blackmails his piano player to allow him to stay at his eccentric mother's boarding house.

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Writers:

Louis Bromfield ('It All Came True') (as in Louis Bromfield's), Michael Fessier (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sheridan ... Sarah Jane Ryan
Jeffrey Lynn ... Tommy Taylor
Humphrey Bogart ... Grasselli / Chips Maguire
Zasu Pitts ... Miss Flint
Una O'Connor ... Maggie Ryan
Jessie Busley ... Mrs. Taylor
John Litel ... Mr. Roberts
Grant Mitchell ... Rene Salmon
Felix Bressart ... The Great Boldini
Charles Judels ... Henri Pepi de Bordeaux
Brandon Tynan ... Mr. Van Diver
Howard Hickman ... Mr. Prendergast
Herb Vigran ... Monks (as Herbert Vigran)
Tommy Reilly Tommy Reilly
The Elderbloom Chorus The Elderbloom Chorus
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Storyline

Nightclub entertainer Sarah Ryan and songwriter Tommy Taylor move in to the boardinghouse run by their mothers Maggie and Norah. Tommy brings along Mr. Grasselli, a "nervous wreck" who keeps to himself.. Sarah recognizes him as the gangster Chips Maguire. He killed a cop with Tommy's gun, so Tommy must now protect him. Grasselli winds up turning the boarding house into a money-making nightclub. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A Great NOVEL BECOMES A Greater MOTION PICTURE! By the Author of "THE RAINS CAME" (original ad - many caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

And It All Came True See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to an article in the October 25, 1939 edition of the New York Times, George Raft was to star in this film along with John Garfield. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Ryan: Sarah Jane, why can't you leep a job? When you went to work for Greenfield this time, I felt sure you were made.
Sarah Jane Ryan aka Sal: So did Mr. Greenfield!
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Featured in Great Performances: Bacall on Bogart (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(1888) (uncredited)
Written by Juventino Rosas
Played on piano by Jeffrey Lynn during The Great Boldini's magic act
Reprised by the band at the Roaring 90's Club for that act
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"I hate mudders."
24 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fun WB comedy with Humphrey Bogart playing a gangster who blackmails piano player Jeffrey Lynn into hiding him out at his mother's boarding house. The boarding house is full of colorful characters such as Zasu Pitts, Felix Bressart, Grant Mitchell, and Una O'Connor. Not to mention beautiful Ann Sheridan. Before long Bogie gets the bright idea to turn the place into a night club, in part out of boredom and in part to impress Sheridan.

Bogie seems to be having a great time in a lighter role. He was really good with comedy. Sheridan is the real star of the picture. Her brassy character has all the best lines and even gets to sing some songs. The assorted kooks at the boarding house are lots of fun to watch. Great comedic character actors all. Even Jeffrey Lynn shines in this one. If you like WB gangster movies you'll surely like this. Lots of snappy dialogue and plenty of laughs too.


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