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He Hired the Boss (1943)

Approved | | Action, Comedy | 2 April 1943 (USA)
Hubert Wilkins, a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas Z. Loring

Writers:

Ben Markson (screenplay), Irving Cummings Jr. (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Erwin ... Hubert Wilkins
Evelyn Venable ... Emily Conway
Thurston Hall ... Mr. Bates
Vivian Blaine ... Sally Conway
William T. Orr ... Don Bates
Benny Bartlett ... Jimmy (as Bennie Bartlett)
James Bush ... Clark
Chick Chandler ... Fuller
Hugh Beaumont ... Jordan
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Hubert Wilkins, a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway, company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller, $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates, son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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He's Sweet 35 And Never Been Kissed!

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ele Empregou o Patrão See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Cute and enjoyable.
17 September 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"He Hired the Boss" is a very simple modestly budgeted film. However, it IS a lot of fun.

Hubert (Stuart Erwin) is a very nice man. But he's also incredibly meek and lets other folks walk all over him. He also doesn't have the nerve to ask the lady he's smitten with out on a date. One of his co-workers misuses their friendship but the worst is the boss-- he's a despicable old goat. However, despite all this, Hubert is due for some big changes in his life...and by the time the film is over, life just will never be the same for the guy. How and why is just something you'll need to see for yourself.

I think the reason I liked the film is that the writing was very clever and Erwin's character was so very likable. I wasn't 100% thrilled with the ending but I guess you can't have everything.


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