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.
Daniel Bubbeo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If you can't sleep at night, it isn't the coffee - it's the bunk!
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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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Did You Know?
made a cameo appearance as one of the men listening to the radio while the announcer says "...first prize of $25,000." He has a pencil behind his right ear and is the leftmost man onscreen. The scene occurs within the first three minutes of the film. See more
Mr. J.B. Baxter
Well that sounds very deep dish and high falutin'.
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