Third Finger, Left Hand

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1940
  • Running time: 97 min
Third finger, left hand. That’s where unmarried fashion-magazine editor Margot Sherwood Merrick (Myrna Loy) parks a wedding ring, hoping to deter male colleagues who have more than business on their minds. Then a smitten artist (Melvyn Douglas) learns... read more

Third finger, left hand. That’s where unmarried fashion-magazine editor Margot Sherwood Merrick (Myrna Loy) parks a wedding ring, hoping to deter male colleagues who have more than business on their minds. Then a smitten artist (Melvyn Douglas) learns Margot’s secret and begins a charade of his own by passing himself off as her beloved hubby. Loy and Douglas, expert romantic farceurs who sparkled in some of Hollywood’s best romantic comedies (including Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House) are splendidly sophisticated and delightfully goofy in their first film together. “I adored him,” Loy said of the man who became her longtime friend off screen. Their camaraderie rings some funny on-screen wedding bells.

Original Release

10/11/1940

US Release

10/11/1940

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Cast

Myrna Loy Margot Sherwood Merrick
Melvyn Douglas Jeff Thompson
Raymond Walburn Mr. Sherwood
Lee Bowman Philip Booth
Bonita Granville Vicky Sherwood
Felix Bressart August Winkel / August "Gussie" Winkel
Donald Meek Mr. Flandrin
Ann Morriss Beth Hampshire
Sidney Blackmer Hughie Wheeler
Ernest Whitman Sam
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Directors

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers

Lionel Houser

Cast

Myrna Loy Margot Sherwood Merrick
Melvyn Douglas Jeff Thompson
Raymond Walburn Mr. Sherwood
Lee Bowman Philip Booth
Bonita Granville Vicky Sherwood
Felix Bressart August Winkel / August "Gussie" Winkel
Donald Meek Mr. Flandrin
Ann Morriss Beth Hampshire
Sidney Blackmer Hughie Wheeler
Ernest Whitman Sam
Halliwell Hobbes Burton
Jeff Corey Johann
Milton Kibbee Ship Steward
May McAvoy Telephone Operator
Frank McGlynn Sr. Judge Holman
Ray Teal Cameraman in Ohio
Joe Yule Waiter
Ernie Alexander Man at Railroad Station
William Bailey Ship's Officer / Man Leaving Drugstore
Barbara Bedford Woman at Railroad Station

Producers

Editors

Elmo Veron

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