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A dying millionaire instructs his lawyers to drop twenty-five purses containing a $100 bill on the streets of New York City. Four honest 'finders' return them to the lawyers. Under the terms of the will, each of them is given $5,000, and the first one to double that money within 30 days will receive the entire estate: $1,000,000. However, the greedy relatives cut from the will are determined to thwart each one's plans. Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 14 November 2006 as one of 5 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Screen Legend Collection, and again 11 November 2014 as one of 24 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Silver Screen Collection. See more »
in 1937, paramount films, along with other studios, was in deep trouble in the recession. bing crosby was paramount's main source of easy money. the public then was willing to see anything with bing in it, or for that matter, hear him on records and on the radio. in "double or nothing", bing gave them some of all three media. four crosby-type numbers, "smarty", "the natural thing to do", "moon got in my eyes","all you wanna do is dance" which crosby does with that effortless, casual insouciance for which he was so famous. at that time, crosby's kraft music hall was one of the top radio shows, and the night club scene had bing emceeing just as he did on radio. pretty mary carlisle is the love interest, and a capable cast of martha raye (great in "it's on, it's off"), bill frawley, andy devine round out the foursome, with bing, trying to win the million dollar jackpot, courtesy of a multi-millionaire's whimsy. samuel s. hinds (jimmy stewart's father in "it's a wonderful life") plays one of his hundreds of supporting roles, as bing & co's adversary. not a "great" movie, but a thoroughly enjoyable one.
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