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Director:
Writers:
Ken Englund (screenplay)
Don Hartman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 October 1941 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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)

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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Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
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Trivia:
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:
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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Version of Nothing But the Truth (1920)See more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A Good Comedy But Not a Bob Hope Comedy, 9 August 2010
Author: boblipton from New York City

The comedic trio of Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard and Willie Best reprise their partnership from THE GHOST BREAKERS in this screen adaptation of the perennial play. Everyone is fine in their roles and Paramount has mounted an impressive cast in support. The story is an amusing one and the writers have made some interesting choices in updating it to 1941 -- although they use the nominally Floridan setting of the movie to minimal effect. Most of the work of covering the show's stage origins is managed by fast cuts and frequent point of view changes. More than good enough.

However, while this is an amusing comedy and well performed at good speed, by a capable crew, it's not what I look for in a Bob Hope movie: I want Bob Hope, that fast-talking, cowardly, lecherous fellow given to asides. It was always a wonderful comic persona and he played it beautifully in many movies. Not in this movie, though, so if that's what you're looking for, you won't find it here. Even though you will find a few laughs along the way.

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