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3 Cheers for the Irish (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 16 March 1940 (USA)
Peter Casey has been with the New York City police department for 25 years. He's totally surprised when he's asked to retire on his 25th anniversary with the force. He's even more ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Richard Macaulay (original screenplay), Jerry Wald (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Priscilla Lane ... Maureen Casey
Thomas Mitchell ... Peter Casey
Dennis Morgan ... Angus Ferguson
Virginia Grey ... Patricia Casey
Irene Hervey ... Heloise Casey
Alan Hale ... Gallagher
William Lundigan ... Michael Flaherty
Frank Jenks ... Ed McKean
Henry Armetta ... Tony
Morgan Conway ... Joe Niklas
Alec Craig ... Callaghan
J.M. Kerrigan ... Scanlon
Cliff Clark ... Mara
William B. Davidson ... Police Commissioner (as William Davidson)
Joe King ... Police Captain
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Storyline

Peter Casey has been with the New York City police department for 25 years. He's totally surprised when he's asked to retire on his 25th anniversary with the force. He's even more unprepared for the romance that develops between his favorite daughter, Maureen, and the Scottish cop who takes over his beat. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Hey! This is where your worries end...and all your laughs begin! In a hit that's made to order...for the wearin' of the grin!

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fogo nas Veias See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the film, Peter works at the 12th Precinct by the number on his uniform lapel. That precinct was closed on December 1, 1916. It was located at 205 Mulberry St., between Spring and Kenmare Streets in the Nolita section of Lower Manhattan. The precinct building still stands and has been converted into eight condominiums, each priced in the millions, with retail/office space on the first floor. See more »

Soundtracks

Shuffle Off to Buffalo
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played by the player piano during the bar fight
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Considering its modest budget and lack of pretense, it's a pretty good little film
12 January 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a cute and watchable little film from MGM. Considering that it had none of the huge stars like many of its films, it is surprisingly fun and worth seeing--and I almost scored this a 7. Dennis Morgan, Thomas Mitchell and Priscilla Lane are the stars and while I wasn't surprised to hear Mitchell's excellent Irish accent, I was surprised that Morgan did the Scotish accent as well as he did.

The story itself is an interesting slice of life about retiring cop Mitchell. He didn't know he was about to lose his job and initially this throws him for a loop, as he loves his job--it is his life. And, he also blames Morgan for this because this young cop actually gets Mitchell's job! What happens next is something I'll leave up to you--I'd hate to spoil the movie. But, the big characters and the whole mood of the film is infectious--just turn off your brain and enjoy!


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