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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THE FREEZE-UP OF A HOT ROMANCE THAT IS THAWED OUT...BY LAUGHTER! (original herald-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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Sturges helped invent the gadget sofa demonstrated in the department store scene. See more
Of all the confounded...
How da you do, sir? I suppose I have the honor of addressing Dr. Maxford, I presume?
That's right. And this is my announcer Don Hartman.
Well, Mr. Hartman. It certainly is a pleasure to meet you. I've certainly enjoyed your personality on the air.
Eh, congratulations to you!
Thank you. Here's the telegram, Mr. Maxford... uh, Dr. Maxford.
Yes, yes, yes.
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