It All Came True

Overview

Humphrey Bogart is a gangster again, this time as counterpoint to the comic elements of It All Came True. On the lam from the cops, Bogart hides out in a theatrical boarding house, where most of the residents are old-timers dreaming of a comeback. Amused by these offbeat characters, Bogart arranges to transform the boarding house into a nostalgia-oriented nightclub, along the lines of Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. Thanks to his intervention, singer Ann Sheridan gets her big break, introducing the Warner Bros. ...
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Overview

Humphrey Bogart is a gangster again, this time as counterpoint to the comic elements of It All Came True. On the lam from the cops, Bogart hides out in a theatrical boarding house, where most of the residents are old-timers dreaming of a comeback. Amused by these offbeat characters, Bogart arranges to transform the boarding house into a nostalgia-oriented nightclub, along the lines of Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. Thanks to his intervention, singer Ann Sheridan gets her big break, introducing the Warner Bros. standard "Angel in Disguise." Based on the Louis Bromfield novel Better Than Life, It All Came True is typical of the lighthearted fare in which Bogart frequently was forced to act before The Maltese Falcon allowed the actor to pick and choose his roles.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
It All Came True is a frothy little gangster film -- and yes, there is such a thing. It's not exactly a gangster comedy, as it's a bit too light and airy for that without being actually funny enough. Certainly, the combination is a bit odd and doesn't always work; the murder angle is too heavy for such a silly piece, and the gangster's conversion (both in terms of his desire to turn the boarding house into an entertainment venue and to abruptly decide to drop his frame-up of an innocent man and face a murder conviction) simply can't be believed. But if one can view these as the contrivances they are and just accept them, one is apt to be pleasantly entertained. It definitely helps that the gangster/impresario is being played by the inimitable Humphrey Bogart, who must have rolled his eyes at this set-up but plays it with all the determination and gusto required, and makes it work beautifully. And it also helps that Ann Sheridan is around to look beautiful, crack wise as needed and deliver a few songs in her soothing little voice. Throw in able support from Zasu Pitts, Felix Bressart, Una O'Connor and others, and the result is an agreeable way to wile away a bit of time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2012
  • UPC: 883316280393
  • Original Release: 1940
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 30,213

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Humphrey Bogart Grasselli/Chips Maguire
Ann Sheridan Sarah Jane Ryan
Jeffrey Lynn Tommy Taylor
ZaSu Pitts Miss Flint
Una O'Connor Maggie Ryan
Jessie Busley Mrs. Nora Taylor
John Litel Mr. Roberts
Grant Mitchell Mr. Salmon
Felix Bressart Mr. Boldini
Charles Judels Henri Pepi de Bordeaux/Leantopopulos
Brandon Tynan Mr. Van Diver
Howard Hickman Mr. Prendergast
Herb Vigran Monk
Tommy Reilly
Technical Credits
Lewis Seiler Director
Edwin DuPar Special Effects
Michael Fessier Screenwriter
David Gould Choreography
Ernest Haller Cinematographer
Byron Haskin Special Effects
Mark Hellinger Associate Producer
Lawrence Kimble Screenwriter
Max Parker Art Director
Tom Richards Editor
Heinz Roemheld Score Composer
Russ Saunders Asst. Director
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Perc Westmore Makeup
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