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The Magnificent Dope (1942)

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Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
Lynn Bari ...
Claire Harris
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Dwight Dawson
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Horace Hunter
George Barbier ...
James Roger Barker
Frank Orth ...
Messenger
Roseanne Murray ...
Dawson's Secretary
Marietta Canty ...
Jenny
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Albert Gowdy
Hal K. Dawson ...
Charlie
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Hunter
Arthur Loft ...
Mr. Morton, Fire Engine Salesman
Paul Stanton ...
Peters
Claire Du Brey ...
Peter's Secretary
William B. Davidson ...
Mr. Reindel
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Storyline

Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Meet the All-American Jerk...Ladies' Man De Luxe!

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22 February 1943 (Sweden)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

The title was originally "The Magnificent Jerk," but the censors made the studio change it. See more »

Quotes

Dwight Dawson: That kiss took five years off my life... ...hey, careful, I'll be too young to vote!
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Shortnin' Bread
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Performed by Don Ameche at the birthday party
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Everyone Should See This Movie.
22 January 1999 | by (Oklahoma City Ok.) – See all my reviews

It will be evident, that any attentive viewer of this movie, will have a thoughtful review of their own past. Moreover, it will cause one to ponder on the concept, "Why have I been going the way that I have been." Slow Down !!! ... Take it easy. There are many people that are in such a rush to get somewhere that they will never get there. Some folks, run Smack-Dab into their destiny on the same road they use to get away from it.


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