Starring James Stewart, Paulette Goddard, Horace Heidt, Charles Winninger, Mary Gordon, Art Carney
Slight. Simple. Likable.
Molly McCorkle: You’ve heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys?
Hames Hamilton ‘Jimmy’ Haskell: Yeah.
Molly McCorkle: Well this is a fight between the Haskells and the McCorkles.
Jimmy Haskell (Stewart) is head over heels for Molly McCorkle (Goddard) but their families are feuding, or really, Jimmy’s wealthy uncle, C.J Haskell (Winninger), is feuding with the entire McCorkle clan. However, Molly doesn’t know that Jimmy is a Haskell and he’s not that keen on telling her. He keeps it a secret for as long as he can while getting to know the rowdy, musically-gifted McCorkle family. Very simple set-up for a romantic comedy done with likable leads, Pot O’ Gold is more memorable as an odd musical. The characters don’t break out into song like in your classic MGM musicals but music fills this movie. James Stewart even gets into the act which is really strange.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-