A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Girl, a Guy and a Gob (1941)





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The girl is stenographer Dot Duncan (Lucille Ball); the guy is her boss, stuffy young shipping magnate Stephen Herrick (Edmond O'Brien); and the gob is a brash sailor known as Coffee Cup (George Murphy). Not surprisingly, the plot involves the efforts by the self-effacing Stephen and the self-confident Coffee Cup to woo and win the lovely Dot. And that's about all the "story" there is; the rest of the picture is jam-packed with round-robin comic misunderstandings and wild slapstick setpieces. A Girl, a Guy and a Gob was one of two RKO Radio films produced by silent-screen great Harold Lloyd, who reportedly dropped in on the set from time to time to offer a bit of sage comedy advice (note the "handkerchief" bit utlized by Edmond O'Brien; it had previously done service in Lloyd's own Welcome Danger). Not as big a moneymaker as Harold's starring features of the 1920s, the RKO film nonetheless turned a tidy profit for the studio.


Lucille Ball
as Dorothy 'Dot' / 'Spindle' Duncan
Edmond O'Brien
as Stephen Herrick
George Murphy
as Claudius J. 'Coffee Cup' Cup
Henry Travers
as Abel Martin
Franklin Pangborn
as Pet Shop Owner
Marguerite Chapman
as Cecilia Grange
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Grange
Richard Lane
as Recruiting Officer
Irving Bacon
as Mr. Merney
Nora Cecil
as Charwoman
Vince Barnett
as Pedestrian
James Bush
as Sailor
Joseph E. Bernard
as Tattoo Artist
Carolyn Hughes
as Dance Hall Girl
Fern Emmett
as Middle-Aged Woman
Wade Boteler
as Uniformed Attendant
Charles Irwin
as Dance Hall Emcee
Carol Hughes
as Dance Hall Girl
Warren Ashe
as Opera Ticket Taker
Jimmy Cleary
as Program Boy
Ralph Brooks
as Hustler
Cyril Ring
as Hustler
Tom Quinn
as Hustler
Charles Smith
as Messenger
Mary Field
as Woman on Street
'Snub' Pollard
as Attendant
Geraldine Fissette
as Native Dancer
Leon Belasco
as Taxi Driver
Hal K. Dawson
as Photographer
Andrew Tombes
as Bus Conductor
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Critic Reviews for A Girl, a Guy and a Gob

All Critics (2)

One of the season's funniest.

October 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It is to be applauded for the fun you have. [Full review in Spanish]

September 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Girl, a Guy and a Gob

With that title you might expect this to be dreadful and while it's no award winner it is a charming little B with three appealing leads.

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