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Free for All (1949)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  November 1949 (USA)
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An inventor comes up with a pill that turns water into gasoline. Complications ensue.


(as Charles T. Barton)


(original screenplay), (additional dialogue)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alva Abbott
Percy Kilbride ...
Henry J. Abbott
A.B. Blair
Donald Woods ...
Roger Abernathy
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Dr. Axel Torgelson
Percy Helton ...
Joe Hershey
Harry Antrim ...
Mr. Whiting
Wallis Clark ...
Mr. Van Alstyne
Hap Ross
Russell Simpson ...
Lester Matthews ...
Mr. Aberson
Murray Alper ...
Bill Walker ...


Christopher Parker, inventor, comes up with a formula that makes gasoline out of water. He goes to Washington to register his formula with the patent office and meets Mr. Abbott, who works there. Abbott invites him to come home with him, and he meets Abbott's daughter, Ann. She works for a large oil company and she takes Christopher to meet the company president, Blair. The latter has his scientists try to duplicate the formula mixture, but they fail. Christopher, without registering the formula (he has faith in the honesty of a BIG oil company, returns to Ohio, and Ann and Mr. Blair catch up with him via a helicopter. He is about to sign a contract with the oil company, but an escaped criminal, whom Christopher had earlier given a ride, holds them all up. Christopher falls down a well, loses his memory, and all appears lost. Written by Les Adams <>

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November 1949 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 1, 1951 with Ann Blyth reprising her film role. See more »

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