Joe and Mary run a tobacco store and are just scraping by. When old friend Ted comes into the store, they renew their friendship, even though Ted is now wealthy and married to Elvira, whom ...
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On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney. She wishes that she could relive 1946 and avoid the mistakes that she made throughout the year. Her wish comes true but cheating fate proves more difficult than she anticipated.
Ted Healy and the 3 Stooges are fired and evicted from a theatre because Ted annoys women working there. They then get jobs as waiters at a nightclub. Chaos leads to destruction of the business. At the end, Ted pursues another woman.
Barry Thomas is the average office worker. He becomes attracted to Lisa Fredericks who works in the same company. After work, Barry witnesses the murder of Lisa and goes to a bar to get ... See full summary »
Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, ... See full summary »
Lauren Currie Lewis,
Joe and Mary run a tobacco store and are just scraping by. When old friend Ted comes into the store, they renew their friendship, even though Ted is now wealthy and married to Elvira, whom Joe could have married himself, and become the rich one. After a domestic squabble Joe is hit by a car, and when he wakes up he is 20 years younger and can rectify his error and marry Elvina and her money. He does, relives his life as a wealthy man who still remembers his 'other' life, and what happened during those years. In the end he realizes that he isn't as happy as he was formerly, and things come to a head when his 'new' life catches up with his old one.Written by
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Actor Ed Wynn is briefly shown as a cigar store customer (recognizable by his distinctive voice and face), though omitted from the credits. See more »
President Woodrow Wilson's letter asking for Joe Gimlet's resignation misspells his last name as "Gimlett". See more »
Oh, wait 'til I tell you about the time Joe and I made a blind date with two girls that called at the drug store.
You mean the Chippeway twins.
Ha-ha. The Chippeway twins. We called them Africans and they turned out to be Indians.
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An extraordinarily-well written screenplay by Ben Hecht and Edgar Selwyn stands up surprisingly well over the years. Selwyn directs this little seen drama with good, but not great, results. The unusual plot leads the viewer to speculate what he or she would do if given the opportunities that unfold. As has been remarked by other reviewers, Frank Capra would have been very comfortable with the project. The major theme is to remind depression-era movie audiences that money does not lead to happiness and they are probably better off the way that they are. It would have been nice to see this film with come better leading actors, about all one can say is that they get the lines out and give life support to the drama. Cinematography is extremely good as you would expect from Harold Rosson. This could have been a very much better film with a better cast. One has to wonder why it has not been thought of for a remake? Highly recommended.
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