Tom, Dick and Harry (RKO 1941, Ginger Rogers, George Murphy)

Tom, Dick and Harry

In sparkling comedy Tom, Dick and Harry, directed by Garson Kanin, Ginger Rogers is a telephone operator who must choose from three attractive suitors. Will it be wealthy Alan Marshal, the charming nonconformist Burgess Meredith, or the earnest salesman George Murphy? She always dreamed of a millionaire but it’s the heart (and the kiss) of Meredith that wins.

Paul Jarrico, Oscar-nominated for writing Tom, Dick, and Harry, was uncredited on the film’s musical remake, The Girl Most Likely; he had been blacklisted in the interim. The Writers Guild of America has since restored his credit.

Film critic Otis Ferguson called it at the time “foot by foot the best made picture of this year.”

Remade in 1957 as The Girl Most Likely.
Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Screenplay.

Cast: Ginger Rogers, Burgess Meredith, Alan Marshal, George Murphy, Phil Silvers, Joe Cunningham, Lenore Lonergan,

Director: Garson Kanin
Producer: Robert Sisk
Director of Photography: Merritt Gerstad
Editor: John Sturges
Composer: Roy Webb
Screenwriter: Paul Jarrico
Production Designer: Mark-Lee Kirk
Art Director: Van Nest Polglase

USA / RKO / 87 minutes / 1941

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