Three Cheers for the Irish

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Three Cheers for the Irish
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lloyd Bacon
Produced by Samuel Bischoff
Screenplay byRichard Macaulay
Jerry Wald
Starring Priscilla Lane
Thomas Mitchell
Dennis Morgan
Virginia Grey
Irene Hervey
Alan Hale, Sr.
Music by Adolph Deutsch
Cinematography Charles Rosher
Edited by William Holmes
Production
company
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • March 16, 1940 (1940-03-16)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Three Cheers for the Irish is a 1940 comedy film directed by Lloyd Bacon, written by Richard Macaulay and Jerry Wald, and starring Priscilla Lane, Thomas Mitchell and Dennis Morgan. The supporting cast features Virginia Grey, Alan Hale, Sr. and William Lundigan. The plot involves a veteran police officer (Mitchell) forced into retirement only to learn that his replacement (Morgan), whom he detests, is romancing his daughter (Lane). The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 16, 1940. [1] [2]

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. These films are designed to make the audience laugh through amusement and most often work by exaggerating characteristics for humorous effect. Films in this style traditionally have a happy ending. One of the oldest genres in film, some of the very first silent movies were comedies, as slapstick comedy often relies on visual depictions, without requiring sound. When sound films became more prevalent during the 1920s, comedy films took another swing, as laughter could result from burlesque situations but also dialogue.

Lloyd Bacon actor, director

Lloyd Francis Bacon was an American screen, stage and vaudeville actor and film director. As a director he made films in virtually all genres, including westerns, musicals, comedies, gangster films, and crime dramas. He was one of the directors at Warner Bros. in the 1930s who helped give that studio its reputation for gritty, fast-paced "torn from the headlines" action films. And, in directing Warner Bros.' 42nd Street, he joined the movie's song-and-dance-number director, Busby Berkeley, in contributing to "an instant and enduring classic [that] transformed the musical genre."

Jerry Wald American screenwriter and producer

Jerry Wald was an American screenwriter and a producer of films and radio programs.

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Priscilla Lane American actress

Priscilla Lane was an American actress, and the youngest of the Lane Sisters of singers and actresses. She is best remembered for her roles in the films The Roaring Twenties (1939) co-starring with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart; Saboteur (1942), an Alfred Hitchcock film in which she plays the heroine, and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), in which she portrays Cary Grant's fiancée and bride.

Thomas Mitchell (actor) American actor, playwright and screenwriter

Thomas John Mitchell was an American actor. Among his most famous roles in a long career are those of Gerald O'Hara in Gone with the Wind, Doc Boone in Stagecoach, Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful Life and Mayor Jonas Henderson in High Noon. Mitchell was the first male actor to win an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony Award.

Dennis Morgan American actor

Dennis Morgan was an American actor-singer. He used the acting pseudonym Richard Stanley before adopting the name under which he gained his greatest fame.

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