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Double or Nothing (1937)

According to the will of an eccentric millionaire, one of four randomly chosen strangers will become his heir if he/she can double $5000 by honest means.

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Theodore Reed

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Duke Atteberry, Erwin S. Gelsey (as Erwin Gelsey) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bing Crosby ... 'Lefty' Boylan
Martha Raye ... Liza Lou Lane
Andy Devine ... Half Pint
Mary Carlisle ... Vicki Clark
William Frawley ... John Pederson
Benny Baker ... Sailor
Samuel S. Hinds ... Jonathan Clark
William Henry ... Egbert Clark
Fay Holden ... Martha Sewell Clark
Bert Hanlon Bert Hanlon ... Nick Praxitales
Gilbert Emery ... Mr. Mitchell
Walter Kingsford ... Mr. Dobson
John Gallaudet ... Johnny Rutherford
Harry Barris ... Sing Orchestra Leader
Alphonse Bergé Alphonse Bergé ... Specialty
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Storyline

A dying millionaire instructs his lawyers to drop twenty-five purses containing a $100 bill on the streets of New York City. Four honest 'finders' return them to the lawyers. Under the terms of the will, each of them is given $5,000, and the first one to double that money within 30 days will receive the entire estate: $1,000,000. However, the greedy relatives cut from the will are determined to thwart each one's plans. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doppelt oder Nichts See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 14 November 2006 as one of 5 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Screen Legend Collection, and again 11 November 2014 as one of 24 titles in Universal's Bing Crosby Silver Screen Collection. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Clark: Will you have a cocktail?
Liza Lou Lane: No. No alcohol, kid. I get a feelin'z good.
Vicki Clark: What's the matter with feeling good?
Liza Lou Lane: Oh, you don't know how good I can feel.
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After You
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Written by Al Siegel and Sam Coslow
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The supporting players are the ones to watch!
22 September 2016 | by talisencrwSee all my reviews

I honestly liked the supporting players here--especially the hilarious antics of Martha Raye and Andy Devine--a lot more than the frontman, Bing, here. I get it that he's so immensely talented that everything is effortless and he appears to be coasting. Maybe it's the way he had always put up the front of being nice, and such a great guy, yet was a nightmare to his own children, but he simply comes across as fake and phony, non-genuine. But for a 30's musical comedy coming out of Hollywood, it's pretty good, especially considering its budget.

From my cheapo 5-film 'Screen Legends Collection'--you can get them for a few different actors and actresses from years gone by--pictured in the main page of this IMDb entry.


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