Oscar Movies: Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)–Screwball Comedy Starring Ginger Rogers

This charming comedy, directed by Garson Kanin (better known as screenwriter with wife Ruth Gordon), is written by Paul Jarrico, who was nominated for the best Original Screenplay Oscar (he was later blacklisted as one of the Hollywood Ten).

Ginger Rogers dominates the screwball comedy as a women who cannot decide which of her three boyfriends she wants to marry.  They are Tom (George Murphy), a car salesman; Dick (Alan Marshall), a millionaire, and Harry (Burgess Meredith).

The tale unfolds as a series of daydreams, in which Rogers imagines her life with each one of the three men.

Phil Silvers has a couple of funny scenes as an icecream man.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Original Screenplay: Paul Jarrico

Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context:

The winners of the Original Screenplay Oscar were Orson Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz for Citizen Kane.