POT O’ GOLD-a wonderfully entertaining James Stewart and Claudette Goddard 1941 Musical!

No. It’s not completely a Musical, but talk about a very entertaining fun Movie to Watch! This is it! It’s so much much more and great dancing and much more.

So Pop some Popcorn and Enjoy!


Jimmy Haskell (James Stewart) is the former owner of a defunct music store. His uncle, C.J. Haskell (Charles Winninger), dislikes music and has long wanted Jimmy to join him in his health food business. Jimmy only agrees after his music store is closed. When Jimmy arrives at his uncle’s place, he is confronted by members of the McCorkle family, who play in Heidt’s band and often practice outside C.J.’s business. As C.J. hates music, he is infuriated and attempts to stop the band using the police. Unsuccessful, he is thrown a tomato by Jimmy, unintentionally. Jimmy is then made a hero by the band and the McCorkles, who do not know his true identity. Molly McCorkle (Paulette Goddard) falls in love with him.

When Jimmy substitutes for C.J. on the Haskell radio program, two band members find out his identity. They work together to devise a scheme to persuade C.J. to take a vacation. In the meantime, Jimmy takes over the operation of the business and invites Heidt’s band to play on the radio. Molly learns Jimmy’s identity, and in anger, she says the Haskell program will give away $1000 every week. Jimmy has no choice but to find a way to hand out the cash, and a federal investigator reminds him that using lottery to give the 1000 dollars is illegal.

Jimmy plans to use phone books and a roulette-style game to find winners. The Haskell program grows immensely popular and attracts lucrative advertising contracts. This reconciles the Haskells and McCorkles, paving the way for the marriage between Jimmy and Molly.

Pot o’ Gold is a 1941 American romantic musical comedy film starring James Stewart and Paulette Goddard, directed by George Marshall,[1] and based on the radio series Pot o’ Gold. The film was released April 3, 1941, eight months before the NBC radio series came to an end. Paulette Goddard’s singing voice was dubbed by Vera Van. The film was known as The Golden Hour in the United Kingdom and was re-released in 1946 by Astor Pictures as Jimmy Steps Out.

Pot o’ Gold
1941 Theatrical poster
Directed byGeorge Marshall
Written byAndrew Bennison
Monte Brice
Based onPot O’ Gold
1939–1941; 1946 radio series
by Robert Brilmayer
Haydn Roth Evans
Produced byJames Roosevelt
StarringJames Stewart
Paulette Goddard
Horace Heidt
Charles Winninger
Mary Gordon
CinematographyHal Mohr
Edited byLloyd Nosler
Music byLouis Forbes
James Roosevelt Productions
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release dateApril 3, 1941
Running time86 minutes
CountryUnited States