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The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 February 1941 (USA)
Perpetual-optimist "Dreamy" Smith aspires to quit his job as newspaper publicity drudge and sail the world. But life--and his editor--conspires against him. Not only does the car he intends... See full summary »

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(as Ben Stoloff)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Mary Clover
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'Skipper' Martin
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Richard Amesworth
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John Wade
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Grover Dillon
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Michael O'Connor
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'Limpy' Barnes
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Mr. McGraw
George Campeau ...
Mr. Hanes
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Jig (as William Benedict)
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Mrs. Barnes
Joyce Tucker ...
Janet Barnes
Mary Field ...
Miss Frame
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Perpetual-optimist "Dreamy" Smith aspires to quit his job as newspaper publicity drudge and sail the world. But life--and his editor--conspires against him. Not only does the car he intends using as the boat's downpayment roll into the bay, but his boss starts to claim "Dreamy's" better publicity ideas as his own. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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YOU KNOW HIM! Just another guy...until he met THE girl!

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mr. Wade's eyeglasses are missing the left earpiece. See more »

Goofs

Dreamer's car that he drives with Skipper to quit his job in studio shots is not the same one shown rolling off the pier into the water. Note the differences in the windshield and convertible top. See more »

Quotes

'Skipper' Martin: Women are like cats - you feed them a little milk and they rub up against your leg and purr and then along comes a fellow with some cream and pfft, no more kitties.
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Version of How Baxter Butted In (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
In the score at Christmas
Sung a cappella by Alan Hale and Paul Hurst
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Interesting Period Piece
16 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Although not really a comedy, it is certainly watchable on a rainy day. It has a cast that is excellent, you can see two faces of stars you know from TV, Alan Hale (Sr. who looks exactly like his son who was on Gilligan's Island) and Eddie Albert who was on Green Acres (and his son has done a number of things). Plot is thin and so idealistic it could never be made today. I mean Dickie Moore (now married to Jane Powell) plays a a paper boy called "Limpy". Oh, and Alan Hale is actually called Skipper! Really it's a walking trivia contest answer. Too frustrating to be fully satisfying, pathos rampant really. John Litel supports well and Joan Leslie is pretty in her usual vacant way.


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