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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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Did You Know?

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:[entering plush brokerage firm] This is the office for me. The Taj Mahal with inkwells.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Nothing But the Truth (1920)See more »

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8 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Truth to tell, it's OK, 18 September 2005
Author: Gary170459 from Derby, UK

Nothing But The Truth with Bob Hope became Liar Liar with Jim Carrey in the '90's, I know which I prefer. Carrey's take was a slicker more professional affair but too syrupy for my taste; this hasn't got the syrup but unfortunately it also hasn't got enough gags in it either.

The gang was all there: Hope, Goddard and Best, surrounded by Edward Arnold and some of the best supporting actors/actresses around in a film directed by Elliot Nugent with high Paramount production values in attendance. The story itself takes over, with some great possibilities in it (as Carrey exploited) but it's so wordy that ultimately the whole thing backfires. Too many plot or behavioural explanations stopped any flow and make the 90 odd minutes seem a mite too long a running time. Be warned if you're a sensitive soul - the racial stereotypes are out in force from the first to the last minute.

Having said all that, I've seen it a couple of times now and enjoyed it thoroughly. The only problem is I don't feel I'll be able to watch it again too soon, rule no. 1 being Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder!

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