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Writers:
Ken Englund (screenplay)
Don Hartman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 October 1941 (USA) See more »
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Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Bob Hope ... Steve Bennett

Paulette Goddard ... Gwen Saunders

Edward Arnold ... T.T. Ralston

Leif Erickson ... Tommy Van Dusen
Helen Vinson ... Linda Graham
Willie Best ... Samuel
Glenn Anders ... Dick Donnelly

Grant Mitchell ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Potel ... Pedestrian (scenes deleted)
Keith Richards ... Boy (scenes deleted)
Brooks Benedict ... Office Staff Member (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Fredericks (uncredited)
James Blaine ... Doorman (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Office Staff Member (uncredited)
Rod Cameron ... Sailor (uncredited)
Dick Chandlee ... Office Boy (uncredited)
Jack Chapin ... Sailor (uncredited)
Eleanor Counts ... Maid (uncredited)
Catherine Craig ... Betty - Receptionist (uncredited)
Billy Dawson ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Jack Egan ... Elevator Starter (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Watchman (uncredited)
Edward McWade ... Elderly Clerk (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Office Staff Member (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Cop (uncredited)
Oscar Smith ... Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
Buck Woods ... Porter (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Mr. Bart Prichard (uncredited)
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Directed by
Elliott Nugent 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Englund  screenplay
Don Hartman  screenplay
Frederic S. Isham  novel
James Montgomery  play

Produced by
Arthur Hornblow Jr. .... producer
Buddy G. DeSylva .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Floyd Morgan (uncredited)
Leo Shuken (uncredited)
Victor Young (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography) (as Charles Lang Jr.)
 
Film Editing by
Alma Macrorie 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
Robert Usher 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles C. Coleman .... assistant director (uncredited)
Hal Walker .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Sam Comer .... interior decorator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard Olson .... sound recordist
Philip Wisdom .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dewey Wrigley .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Andrea Setaro .... music director
 

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USA:90 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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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 »
Quotes:
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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Version of Nothing But the Truth (1920)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The Whole Truth From Hope, 8 August 2010
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The third and final teaming of Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard occurred with Nothing But The Truth, an ancient Broadway chestnut by James Montgomery that ran for 332 performances in 1916-17. There were two previous films made of this comedy, one in Sweden and the other in France.

As this was done during World War I, I'm betting that a great deal had to be modernized to get it up to 1941 speed. It must have been quite the stage farce in its day. It bares a great deal of similarity to No No Nanette and that shouldn't surprise because the guy who produced it on Broadway was the same Harry Frazee who sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees from the Red Sox to get the dough.

Just as Nanette was on a 24 hour bet to not say yes, Bob Hope is on a bet with Edward Arnold, Glenn Anders, and Leif Erickson to tell Nothing But The Truth from 4 pm. to 4 pm. It's a little sticky though because Hope didn't bet with his money, he bet with Paulette Goddard's and Goddard is Arnold's niece. To make sure Hope hews to the truth, the three men stick to him like flypaper, even as they're all invited to spend time on Clarence Kolb's yacht.

The bulk of the film takes place on the yacht and I imagine it was the same on stage. Glenn Anders's wife Rose Hobart is there and so is his mistress Helen Vinson which gives him a scary moment or two. All in all it's rather impossible to describe the proceedings, but the lines and situations come out of nowhere.

Funniest performance in the film for me is visiting psychiatrist Leon Belasco who catches Hope in a few compromising positions and is ready and willing to offer his services to what will be a fascinating patient.

But the whole cast does well and Paramount did well by the box office with Nothing But The Truth. It holds up very well today and could even use a remake. I can see Steve Martin doing a modern version.

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