Tom, Dick And Harry

Funny as well as fascinating, this wartime (1941) comedy directed by Garson Kanin about Ginger Rogers trying to choose among three suitorsa go-getting car salesman (George Murphy), an eccentric car mechanic (Burgess Meredith), and a wealthy playboy (Alan Marshal)boasts a few wild surrealist dream sequences about what marriage to each swain might entail, as well as many details that are highly evocative of the period. Scripted by Hollywood communist screenwriter Paul Jarrico, who went on to produce Salt of the Earth as an independent, this was eventually remade as a musical, The Girl Most Likely. With Jane Seymour and Phil Silvers. (JR)

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