5.9/10
122
8 user 1 critic

The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 15 February 1941 (USA)
Perpetual-optimist "Dreamy" Smith aspires to quit his job as newspaper publicity drudge and sail the world. But life--and his editor--conspires against him. Not only does the car he intends... See full summary »

Director:

Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)

Writers:

Ben Markson (screenplay), Kenneth Gamet (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Musical | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Eddie Barnes, tired of being a nobody and living with his parents, decides to cash in his mother's legacy and use the money to buy a business. Unfortunately, Eddie's mother has to die ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Eddie Albert, Joan Leslie, Jane Darwell
The Hard Way (1943)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Embittered, ambitious Helen Sherman sees an opportunity to escape her drab small-town life by becoming a 'stage mother' to her musically-talented younger sister.

Director: Vincent Sherman
Stars: Ida Lupino, Joan Leslie, Dennis Morgan
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Flying Tiger Fred Atwell sneaks away from his famous squadron's personal appearance tour and goes incognito for several days of leave. He quickly falls for photographer Joan Manion, ... See full summary »

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Fred Astaire, Joan Leslie, Robert Benchley
Comedy | Mystery | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A respected investment advisor has a double life as a mystery writer and becomes involved in the real murder of a shady client.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Ralph Bellamy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A bored automobile industry tycoon assumes a false identity, buys a half interest in a gas station, and plays matchmaker for his daughter.

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Dane Clark, Martha Vickers, Sydney Greenstreet
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An heiress seems to be cursed as each of her intended grooms meets with a horrible end.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Wayne Morris, Brenda Marshall, Alexis Smith
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Laurie goes to the execution of Varney and faints, she does not know that Varney gets a full pardon minutes before he fries. She calls in a story about his death and gets transferred ... See full summary »

Director: Jo Graham
Stars: George Brent, Brenda Marshall, Gene Lockhart
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Inspector Wens moves into a Paris boarding house to catch a serial killer.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot
Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Suzy Delair, Jean Tissier
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Occupants of a London boarding house become suspects as a string of murders are discovered.

Director: D. Ross Lederman
Stars: Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanagh, Heather Angel
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two producers are putting together a wartime charity show with an all-star cast but the egotism of radio personality Eddie Cantor disrupts their plans.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Eddie Cantor, Dennis Morgan, Humphrey Bogart
Virginia City (1940)
Certificate: Passed Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Union officer Kerry Bradford escapes from Confederate Prison and is set to Virginia City in Nevada. Once there he finds that the former commander of his prison Vance Irby is planning to send $5 million in gold to save the Confederacy.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Errol Flynn, Miriam Hopkins, Randolph Scott
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eddie Albert ... Robert 'Dreamy' Smith
Joan Leslie ... Mary Clover
Alan Hale ... 'Skipper' Martin
William Lundigan ... Richard Amesworth
John Litel ... John Wade
Charles Trowbridge ... Grover Dillon
Paul Hurst ... Michael O'Connor
Dickie Moore ... 'Limpy' Barnes
John Ridgely ... Eddie Williams
Douglas Kennedy ... Mr. McGraw
George Campeau George Campeau ... Mr. Hanes
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Jig (as William Benedict)
Helen MacKellar ... Mrs. Barnes
Joyce Tucker Joyce Tucker ... Janet Barnes
Mary Field ... Miss Frame
Edit

Storyline

Perpetual-optimist "Dreamy" Smith aspires to quit his job as newspaper publicity drudge and sail the world. But life--and his editor--conspires against him. Not only does the car he intends using as the boat's downpayment roll into the bay, but his boss starts to claim "Dreamy's" better publicity ideas as his own. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

YOU KNOW HIM! Just another guy...until he met THE girl!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1941 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 6 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Boston Monday 8 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Indianapolis Saturday 27 October 1956 on WFBM (Channel 6), in Phoenix Friday 16 November 1956 on KVAR (Channel 12), in Buffalo Saturday 24 November 1956 on WBEN (Channel 4), in Bellingham WA Sunday 16 December 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12) and in San Francisco Monday 17 December 1956 on KRON (Channel 4). See more »

Goofs

Dreamer's car that he drives with Skipper to quit his job in studio shots is not the same one shown rolling off the pier into the water. Note the differences in the windshield and convertible top. See more »

Quotes

'Skipper' Martin: Women are like cats - you feed them a little milk and they rub up against your leg and purr and then along comes a fellow with some cream and pfft, no more kitties.
See more »

Connections

Version of How Baxter Butted In (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

The Oceana Roll
(1911) (uncredited)
Music by Lucien Denni
Lyrics by Roger Lewis
Variations often in the score
Whistled by Eddie Albert
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Did anyone read the script?
20 September 2013 | by MikeMagiSee all my reviews

The only word I can think of for this movie is "meaningless." Think of a Preston Sturgess yarn without Sturgess' wit or imagination. As a low-level classified ad salesman, Eddie Albert dreams of sailing the high seas in search of adventure with his friend or landlord or relative (not quite sure what he is,) the Skipper played by Alan Hale. He's in love with Joan Leslie as Mary, a wide-eyed, too-good-to-be-true coworker but she'll have to wait til he gets the travel bug out of his system. Meanwhile, Mary is ticked off that his brilliant promotional ideas to perk up the paper's circulation are being swiped by his alcoholic boss. Oh, there's also Dickie Moore as a crippled newsboy whose role would have been a lot livelier if he shouted "Shazam." Eddie Albert and Joan Leslie get extra points for playing this humorless claptrap as if they were actually enjoying it.


0 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed