Pot O' Gold (Region 1 DVD)

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Description

Jimmy Stewart plays Jimmy Haskell, a failed music store owner who gets involved with a scrappy band of Irish musicians, much to the dismay of his uncle C.J. (Charles Winninger), an avowed music-hater who had hoped Jimmy would work in his health food store. Bandleader Horace Heidt stars as himself, while Paulette Goddard, fresh from her appearance in Charlie Chaplins The Great Dictator, stars as Molly, Jimmys love interest. This rollicking comedy was loosely inspired by the popular Pot O Gold radio show, which featured Heidt as it's host. And yes, that's really Jimmy Stewart singing!

Product Details

Barcode
889290125408
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Jul 2016
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Sub-genre
Comedy
Studio
Film Detective
Age Restriction
NR
Supply Source
USA

Movie

Title
Pot O' Gold
Tagline
It's the prize romantic laugh of the year... more fun than winning the POT O' GOLD!
Release Year
1941
Running Time
86 min
Color
B&W
Categories
Musical & Performing Arts / Musicals / Adventure / Music (General) / Romance
Language
English
Country
United States of America
Ratings
IMDb
6.0
The Movie DB
63%
Overview
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.
Synopsis
It's rare to see a musical comedy which allows an actor of Jimmy Stewart's caliber to exploit his charismatic screen persona, but POT O' GOLD fits this bill. Stewart plays Jimmy Haskell, the owner of a struggling music store whose financial predicament forces him to go into business with his uncle C.J. (Charles Winninger). C.J. can't stand modern music, but his prosperous health food company sponsors "Haskell's Happiness Program," a popular weekly music program on the radio. C.J. is engaged in an ongoing feud with Mom McCorkle's boarding house because of the consistent noise emanating from the band of Horace Heidt, which resides there. When Jimmy falls for Molly McCorkle (Paulette Goddard), one of the band's singers, and takes up residence at Mom McCorkle's, his situation with both Molly and his uncle becomes dangerous--Molly doesn't know Jimmy is a Haskell, and C.J. doesn't know Jimmy is lobbing tomatoes at him on behalf of the band. The romantic moments between Stewart and Goddard are excellent as are the songs, which include "A knife, a fork, and a spoon," "When Jonny toots his horn," and "Do you believe in fairy tales?"
Release Notes
DVD Features:
  • Region [unknown]
Poster
Poster for Pot O' Gold
Cast & Crew
Director
George Marshall
Star
Art Carney / Paulette Goddard / Horace Heidt / James Stewart / Charles Winninger / Mary Gordon
Co-Star
Frank Melton / Jed Prouty / Charles Arnt / James Flavin
Screenwriter
Andrew Bennison / Walter DeLeon
Source Writer
Monte Brice
Producer
James Roosevelt
Director of Photography
Hal Mohr
Editor
Lloyd Nosler
Costume Designer
Helen Taylor