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It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | | Comedy | 21 April 1945 (USA)
The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

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Cast

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William Bendix
Victor Moore ...
Victor Moore
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Rudy Vallee
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Eve Floogle
Robert Benchley ...
Parker
Jerry Colonna ...
Dr. Greengrass - Psychiatrist
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Jefferson T. Pike
Gloria Pope ...
Marion Floogle
William Terry ...
Perry Parker
Minerva Pious ...
Mrs. Pansy Nussbaum
Richard Tyler ...
Homer Floogle (as Dickie Tyler)
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Detective Sully
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Storyline

Wealthy Frederick Trumble makes an eccentric new will, secretes much of his wealth in a chair, then, within seconds, is murdered. The new heir, Fred Floogle, runs a flea circus. Of course, the reputed $12 million inheritance goes to his family's heads...then proves to consist of five chairs, which the disgusted Floogle sells just before discovering their secret. Packed with wisecracks, strange cameos, and nothing-sacred, anything-goes digressions. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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21 April 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fickle Fortune  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character Pansy Nussbaum was originally created for Allen's radio show "Allen's Alley". On the radio the character was also performed by Minerva Pious, like in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits Fred Allen says about "Screen Treatment and screen play" that these four people are now out of work. However his own name is mentioned in the screen treatment. See more »

Quotes

Eve Floogle: You mean last year's diamonds? Oh no, we don't bother with them. You see, we just throw them out. They get so shabby, you know.
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Crazy Credits

Throughout the credits, a voice-over by Fred Allen ridicules the whole idea of credits with lines like "You can find names like these in any phone book." See more »

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Version of Sju svarta be-hå (1954) See more »

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Song of the Volga Boat Men
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Traditional
[Played when Fred is carrying Bill Bendix down to the river]
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A Donald Duck Comic on film
24 September 2004 | by (Boondocks, Ohio) – See all my reviews

Well, actually more like an "Uncle Scrooge" adventure turned into a movie, with acerbic Fred Allen subbing for Carl Barks' peripatetic miser, running into, across and over a panoply of bizarre characters in search of (what else, Uncle Scrooge?) a lost fortune. "Bag" offers the usual Barks-type exotic locales -- there's a byzantine movie theater that seems deliberately Disney-esque -- and colorful characters, here embodied by some surprising Hollywood figures (Rudy Vallee, Don Ameche, Jerry Colonna, etc,)The inevitable encounter with jack Benny is funny enough, but my favorite cameo here was etched by John Carradine as an organ-playing arch-villain, complete with cape and top-hat. Not to be missed!


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