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She Couldn't Say No (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 December 1940 (USA)
Wally is a lawyer with no clients so when he gets a job to buy a lake and the surrounding 1000 acres for Trans Atlantic Airlines, he jumps at the chance. But when ole man Potter puts a load... See full summary »

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Alice Hinsdale
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Banjo Page
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Eli Potter
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Pansy Hawkins
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Abner
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Hank Woodcock
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Judge Jenkins
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Ezra Pine
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Henry Rockwell
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Ma Hawkins
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Barber
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Town Marshal
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Wally is a lawyer with no clients so when he gets a job to buy a lake and the surrounding 1000 acres for Trans Atlantic Airlines, he jumps at the chance. But when ole man Potter puts a load of buckshot in his rear, Wally old Potter to hire Turnbull and Johnson to represent Potter in a breach of promise suit. When Wally cannot be found Banjo gets Alice to take the case- which is her first. Her fee for defendant Potter is the Lake and the 1000 acres. When Wally shows up, he has the plaintiff Pansy as a client and his fee is also the lake and the 1000 acres. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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She Was A Lawyer... And So Was He... So They Took Their Heart Troubles To Court!

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7 December 1940 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Though the dialog tells us the film takes place in 1925 (a year before Benjamin Kaye wrote the play on which it is based), the cars, clothes and settings are those of 1940, when it was made. See more »

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Version of She Couldn't Say No (1930) See more »

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Watching My Dreams Go By
(1929) (uncredited)
Lyric by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke
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happy, upbeat version of this show
30 April 2007 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Eve Arden ("Our Miss Brooks" TV Show in the 1950's, and many sidekick roles like in Mildred Pierce) stars as one of the two lawyers on a breach of promise case. Fun, happy, upbeat, much easier to watch than the Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy version to come later. Fast paced script, its only about an hour long; Every role here is a character to laugh along with - the farmer type bachelor, the judge, Eve Arden's assistant, Cliff Edwards, who can also sing and play a mean ukulele. Vera Lewis, the spinster, made TONS of movies, about half of them silents. Eve's law partner Roger Pryor does a fine job in a smaller role, appears to have stopped making movies in the 1940s. I guess due to the bigger names in the 1949 version, that is the one shown most often on air. I prefer this version.


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