- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: February 23, 2012
- Originally Released: 1940
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Killer Chips Maguire (Humphrey Bogart) is cooling his heels where the cops will never find him: a shabby boarding house run by two dear old ladies who cluck over Chips like devoted mother hens. When Chips finds out the biddies owe past taxes, he hits on a can't-miss scheme. He talks his fellow boarders, zanies all, into turning the house into a Gay '90s-themed nightclub!
Fans who know the pre-stardom Bogart for his string of compelling performances as tightly coiled heavies in gangster sagas are in for a treat as Bogie unwinds with deadpan cracks in this appealing crime comedy.
Humphrey Bogart is a gangster again, this time as counterpoint to the comic elements of IT ALL CAME TRUE. On the lam from the cops, Bogart hides out in a theatrical boarding house, where most of the residents are old-timers dreaming of a comeback. Amused by these offbeat characters, Bogart arranges to transform the boarding house into a nostalgia-oriented nightclub, along the lines of Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. Thanks to his intervention, singer Ann Sheridan gets her big break, introducing the Warner Bros. standard "Angel in Disguise". Based on the Louis Bromfield novel BETTER THAN LIFE, IT ALL CAME TRUE is typical of the lighthearted fare in which Bogart frequently was forced to act before THE MALTESE FALCON allowed the actor to pick and choose his roles.