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Nothing But the Truth (1941)

 -  Comedy  -  10 October 1941 (USA)
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Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's ... See full summary »

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Steve Bennett
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Gwen Saunders
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T.T. Ralston
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Tommy Van Dusen
Helen Vinson ...
Linda Graham
Willie Best ...
Samuel
Glenn Anders ...
Dick Donnelly
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Mr. Bishop
Catherine Doucet ...
Mrs. Van Dusen
Rose Hobart ...
Mrs. Harriet Donnelly
Clarence Kolb ...
Mr. Van Dusen
Mary Forbes ...
Mrs. Ralston
Leon Belasco ...
Dr. Zarak
Helene Millard ...
Miss Hilda Turner - Secretary
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Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's already raised. Gwen secretly gives T.T.'s new partner Steve Bennett the $10,000 and asks him to double it. Later in a discussion with T.T., business partner Dick and client Van, about truth in business Steve bets the $10,000. that he can tell the truth for 24 hours. Having already accepted an invitation for a weekend on T.T.'s houseboat, Steve is subjected to 24 hours of attempts to get him to lie or divulge the bet, which would lose him (and Gwen) the $10,000. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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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. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and was not televised until many years later. See more »

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Steve Bennett: [entering plush brokerage firm] This is the office for me. The Taj Mahal with inkwells.
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It's Good...Really, It Is
15 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Truth is always the best policy. Or so, Bob Hope thinks. He even takes a dare to tell the truth for 24 hours, and things get sticky. Costarring Paulette Goddard, Edward Arnold, Leif Erickson, and Willie Best, this is one of Hope's forgotten gems. It does seem to take its time in getting started, but once the bet's on, it's no holds barred, and it has a neat twist ending too.

It is finally out on DVD along with 5 other Hope movies, including two more he made with Paulette Goddard, on the Bob Hope - Thanks for the Memories Set. Discover nothing but the truth and you'll learn an entertaining and important lesson about truth and lying, which is....


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