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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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Van: Do you think you're good-looking?
Steve Bennett: Yes, in a manly sorta way...
Van: You lose the bet!
Steve Bennett: No, I don't lose. That's not a lie. That's an opinion. If I said YOU were good-looking - That'd be a lie.
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Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard Third Comedy Together
13 November 1999 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

This is Hope's and Goddard's third and final comedy together. Similar to the musical NO, NO NANETTE it is the story of Hope who makes a bet he can say the truth for twenty-four hours. If he is successful, he wins a large sum of money that he has lost, given to him for safe keeping by Paulette.

In the attempt to get him to say the truth there are all sorts of situations and people who become involved with his escapades.

TRUTH is a wonderful screwball comedy, directed by Elliott Nugent, and the team of Hope and Goddard, fresh from CAT AND THE CANARY and THE GHOST BREAKERS, all big hits, once more brought the two stars together. They worked well together and were both by now reaching the top of their careers.

The story, however, didn't do much. Much too much the same thing about tricking Hope to say the truth. Some funny scenes where Hope, in drag, tries to sneak out of Goddard's state room on board the yacht they were guests. Some funny scenes between Hope and Willie Best, that wonderful black actor, fresh from their work together in GHOST BREAKERS, as Hope's sidekick.

Also in the cast are Edward Arnold and Leif Erickson.

This 1941 Paramount comedy is available on VHS.


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