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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
Vera Lewis ...
Pansy Hawkins
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Abner
Spencer Charters ...
Hank Woodcock
Ferris Taylor ...
Judge Jenkins
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Ezra Pine
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Henry Rockwell
Zeffie Tilbury ...
Ma Hawkins
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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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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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Watching My Dreams Go By
(1929) (uncredited)
Lyric by Al Dubin
Music by Joseph A. Burke
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Meh-be
24 August 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Roger Pryor (Wallace) has a law firm with no clients. One day, he gets one. The plot seems a little complicated but secretary Eve Arden (Alice), who is also a lawyer, and her friend Cliff Edwards (Banjo) decide to help out. This entails taking up the case AGAINST Pryor's client without his knowledge. Things get resolved at the court case.

You know where the film is going but it's a little complicated at the beginning and Cliff Edwards can be annoying, especially when he is singing in a sort of skiffle/jazz fusion. It is not good. In fact, it really grates. And he keeps doing it throughout the whole cocktail party sequence. We get the usual comedy characters pop up but goodness knows why Eve Arden isn't given top billing over Roger Pryor. It's her film.


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