An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize. As a result, he gets a promotion, buys presents for all of his family and friends, and proposes to his girl. When the truth comes out, he's not prepared for the consequences.
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HOTTER THAN A FIRECRACKER - MERRIER THAN CHRISTMAS! (original poster-all caps)
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25 October 1940 (USA)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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The set to this movie was open because Sturges loved visitors to observe what he was shooting. See more
I wish I could have given you the news you were so anxious to hear. But since I could not, I will conclude with what the prisoner said when the hangman couldn't find the rope: "No noose is good noose".
Referenced in Radio Days
When We're Along (Penthouse Serenade)
Words & Music by Will Jason and Val Burton
Used as background music behind Dick Powell
and Ellen Drew
in rooftop scene, and later throughout the film. See more