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Director:
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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Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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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:
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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Movie Connections:
Version of Nothing But the Truth (1929)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Hope and Goddard, 3 August 2011
Author: blanche-2 from United States

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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