A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)





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The girl is stenographer Dot Duncan (Lucille Ball); the guy is her boss, stuffy young shipping magnate Stephen Herrick (Edmond O'Brien); and the gob is a brash sailor known as Coffee Cup (George Murphy). Not surprisingly, the plot involves the efforts by the self-effacing Stephen and the self-confident Coffee Cup to woo and win the lovely Dot. And that's about all the "story" there is; the rest of the picture is jam-packed with round-robin comic misunderstandings and wild slapstick setpieces. A Girl, a Guy and a Gob was one of two RKO Radio films produced by silent-screen great Harold Lloyd, who reportedly dropped in on the set from time to time to offer a bit of sage comedy advice (note the "handkerchief" bit utlized by Edmond O'Brien; it had previously done service in Lloyd's own Welcome Danger). Not as big a moneymaker as Harold's starring features of the 1920s, the RKO film nonetheless turned a tidy profit for the studio.
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Lucille Ball
as Dorothy 'Dot' / 'Spindle' Duncan
George Murphy
as Claudius J. 'Coffee Cup' Cup
Edmond O'Brien
as Stephen Herrick
Henry Travers
as Abel Martin
Franklin Pangborn
as Pet Shop Owner
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Grange
Marguerite Chapman
as Cecilia Grange
Mary Field
as Woman on Street
Richard Lane
as Recruiting Officer
Irving Bacon
as Mr. Merney
Wade Boteler
as Uniformed Attendant
Vince Barnett
as Pedestrian
Carol Hughes
as Dance Hall Girl
Andrew Tombes
as Bus Conductor
Frank McGlynn Sr.
as Pankington
'Snub' Pollard
as Attendant
Tom Quinn
as Hustler
Hal K. Dawson
as Photographer
Leon Belasco
as Taxi Driver
Dewey Robinson
as Bouncer
Fern Emmett
as Middle-Aged Woman
James Bush
as Sailor
Cyril Ring
as Hustler
Frank Sully
as Salty
Bob McKenzie
as Porter
Charles Irwin
as Dance Hall Emcee
Nora Cecil
as Charwoman
Charles Smith
as Messenger
Alex Pollard
as Butler
Carolyn Hughes
as Dance Hall Girl
Joe Bernard
as Tattoo Artist
Warren Ashe
as Opera Ticket Taker
Ralph Brooks
as Hustler
Geraldine Fissette
as Native Dancer
Jimmy Cleary
as Program Boy
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With that title you might expect this to be dreadful and while it's no award winner it is a charming little B with three appealing leads.

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