An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize. As a result, he gets a promotion, buys presents for all of his family and friends, and proposes to his girl. When the truth comes out, he's not prepared for the consequences. Written by
Daniel Bubbeo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If you can't sleep at night, it isn't the coffee - it's the bunk!
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25 October 1940 (USA)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on June 26, 1944 with Dick Powell
reprising his film role. See more
I don't know whether you've ever had anything like this happen to you, Dr. Maxford, but to be poor and unknown one minute and be sitting on top of the world the next minute - that's a feeling that *nobody* can ever take away from me.
Well, I'll be... I'll be... I'll be...
To know I won this contest because I thought up a better slogan than anyone else means more to me than anything else on earth and I'll tell ya why...
If you wou -
You see, I used ta *think* that maybe I had good ideas and was ...
Referenced in Radio Days
When We're Along (Penthouse Serenade)
Words & Music by Will Jason and Val Burton
Used as background music behind Dick Powell
and Ellen Drew
in rooftop scene, and later throughout the film. See more