Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's ... See full summary »
Jim and Walter are two brother sailors in the United States Navy. Walter tells Jim as soon as they get home he is going to ask his beautiful girlfriend, Nancy Larkin to marry him. But Jim ... See full summary »
Bob Hope is being stalked by a predatory widow who is a widow of wealthy husbands many times over. Martha Raye is a Texan heiress who wants to marry her boyfriend Andy Devine, but her father is determined that she marry into royalty. To solve both their problems, Martha Raye and Bob Hope decide to marry, but will they ever find love together?Written by
This movie may include the first use of the comic gag of a person's trying to memorize a catchy long line of words and getting them hilariously incorrect in the end. The line from this movie is this:
"There's a cross on the muzzle of the pistol with the bullet and a nick on the handle of the pistol with the blank."
In "The Paleface" (1948), also starring Bob Hope, is another example:
"He draws from the left, so lean to the right. There's a wind from the east so better aim to the west. He crouches when he shoots so stand on your toes."
And in "The Court Jester" (1955), Danny Kaye, as the Jester, tries to memorize:
"The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!" After the chalice from the palace was broken, this was amended to: "The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true." See more »
Man who loads pistols:
There's a cross on the muzzle of the pistol with the bullet and a nick on the handle of the pistol with the blank.
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Bob Hope and Martha Raye work with a good supporting cast in Never Say Die with a nice script partially credited to Preston Sturges
Just watched this early Bob Hope picture made before his established movie personality of a cowardly hero was ingrained in the minds of the public. Here, he's a rich man who believes he's dying due to...well, just watch the picture. Anyway, Martha Raye is also in this. Both of them are engaged to a someone neither wants to marry so they decide to wed each other. Oh, and Andy Devine is also here as someone who really likes Ms. Raye. Let me just stop here and just say that I found the whole thing quite funny and the fact Preston Sturges was one of the writers may have had to do something with it. There's also a game supporting cast involved. So on that note, I highly recommend Never Say Die.
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