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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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10 October 1941 (USA)  »

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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: [checking the clock] In six more hours it'll be Christmas.
Samuel: Christmas? Is Mr. Roosevelt moving those holidays around again?
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Hope and Goddard
3 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bob Hope swears he will tell "Nothing but the Truth" in this 1941 comedy also starring Paulette Goddard, Edward Arnold, Helen Vinson, Leif Erickson, and Willie Best. This was Hope's and Goddard's third film together. They made a good team.

Hope plays a broker, Steve Bennett, who agrees to invest Goddard's money for a charity and double it. He's not sure how to do it until he gets into a discussion with his fellow brokers about lying versus telling the truth. Steve feels the same things can be accomplished by the truth rather than lying. He puts up his $10,000 to bet that he can tell the truth for 24 hours.

It's not going to be easy, and seeing Hope forced to tell the truth in social situations is pretty funny. When he is asked if a matronly woman looks 30, he answers in Spanish but eventually is forced to translate -- to paraphrase, no way can she look 30. When his fellow brokers find a sexy black nightgown in his apartment, Steve admits it's his from a college show.

Most of the film takes place on a yacht, where, thanks to truth-telling, there is a lot of misunderstanding, hiding, and sneaking around.

Hope is cute and funny, and Goddard is gorgeous and vivacious. Entertaining film, based on a play from the World War I era.


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