Pot o' Gold (1941)

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Inspired by the popular radio giveaway series of the same name, this film stars James Stewart as Jimmy Haskell, nephew of breakfast-food mogul C. J. Haskell. Befriending bandleader Horace Heidt and his orchestra members, Jimmy and his sweetheart Molly McCorkle try to persuade C. J. to sponsor Heidt's radio program.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Classics , Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Madacy Entertainment

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Cast

James Stewart
as James Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell
Paulette Goddard
as Molly McCorkle
Horace Heidt
as Himself
Charles Winninger
as Charles 'C.J.' Haskell
Mary Gordon
as Ma McCorkle
Frank Melton
as Jasper
Jed Prouty
as Mr. Louderman
Dick Hogan
as Willie McCorkle
James Burke
as Lt. Grady
Donna Wood
as Donna McCorkle
William Gould
as Chalmers
Aldrich Bowker
as Judge Murray
Mary Ruth
as Mary Simmons
Jay Ward
as Boy Friend
James Flavin
as Bud Connolly
Edgar Dearing
as McGinty
Purnell Pratt
as Thompson
Stan Worth
as Tommy
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Critic Reviews for Pot o' Gold

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Full Review… | August 7, 2006
New York Times
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Jimmy Stewart's worst film.

Full Review… | March 22, 2008
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August 8, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Pot o' Gold

In this unhappy experiment everyone (but unhappy people) are in on the groove of hep music (which was swing music at the time). It's as uncomfortable to watch as imagining your Grandmother rapping ("Yeah, baby, yeah! Go cat, go!"), and maybe more so. I couldn't make it through it. Maybe you'll do better.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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What stood out to me and I was really impressed with was that music quality and performances were outstanding. I was surprised when the music boarding house helped out a stranger based upon his performance with a harmonica so much so they were giving Jimmy Stewart a place to live and sacrificing all their musical instruments to be sold off in order to pay for Jimmy Stewart's bail out of jail. I also thought the opening scene stood out as memorable when Jimmy Stewart and his acting uncle tried to have a discussion in the loudest musical room in the building. I really liked the film and was extremely impressed with the musical talent in the film. The music is excellent. The scene at the dinner table is the most impressive scene out of the film to sync the actions so well with the exact timing to the movements. It is a very complex movement for so manny people in the film. What I like most is the way they use the music. It is not presented in a cheesy way where people are just singing to sing but there singing and playing for a reason. This film is also funny. It is ironic how Jimmy Stewarts uncle is almost a complete opposite of Jimmy Stewarts character. His uncle is a wealthy business man, despises music, and has few friends where as Jimmy Stewarts character is in debt, loves music with a talent for the harmonica, and has many friends.

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STCENTERPRISE .

Great movie! Every now and then I love to watch these old black and whites... plus with Jimmy Stewart, you can't go wrong. A-

Jacob Blust
Jacob Blust

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