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The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)

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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... See full summary »

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Robert 'Dreamy' Smith
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Mary Clover
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'Skipper' Martin
William Lundigan ...
Richard Amesworth
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John Wade
Charles Trowbridge ...
Grover Dillon
Paul Hurst ...
Michael O'Connor
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'Limpy' Barnes
John Ridgely ...
Eddie Williams
Douglas Kennedy ...
Mr. McGraw
George Campeau ...
Mr. Hanes
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Jig (as William Benedict)
Helen MacKellar ...
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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15 February 1941 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): John 'Skins' Miller (Attendant), Raymond Bailey (Driver), Lottie Williams (On-looker), Leo White (On-looker), Paul Panzer (On-looker) and Don Turner (Hartley). There was a character called "Harley," but he was played by Eddie Graham. See more »

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William 'Billy' Benedict is credited as "Jig," but he is called "Jigs' throughout. See more »

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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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