Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)

7 Jun

Tom, Dick and Harry (airing on TCM at 12:30 p.m. on June 7) is a really fun, completely implausible little comedy, the ridiculousness of which is sold by Ginger Rogers and Burgess Meredith.  (George Murphy is no Jack Carson, but he’s harmless.) It’s really a pleasure to watch in all its 1940s goofity – directed by Garson Kanin, no less.

Keep an eye out (it’s never particularly difficult) for Phil Silvers in a small but scene-stealing part.

Tom-Dick-and-Harry-30013_1Also, it’s worth noting that in this film, Ginger Rogers plays a telephone operator, a career that pretty much doesn’t exist anymore and disappeared within my lifetime. I’m saving more on this for a later post about another film, but this is the kind of thing I’m always intrigued by.

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