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It's in the Bag! (1945)

Passed | | Comedy | 21 April 1945 (USA)
The ringmaster of a flea circus inherits a fortune...if he can find which chair it's hidden in.

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Don Ameche
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William Bendix
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Victor Moore
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Rudy Vallee
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Dr. Greengrass - Psychiatrist
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Marion Floogle
William Terry ...
Perry Parker
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Mrs. Pansy Nussbaum
Richard Tyler ...
Homer Floogle (as Dickie Tyler)
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Detective Sully
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Wealthy Frederick Trumble makes an eccentric new will, secretes much of his wealth in a chair, then, within seconds, is murdered. The new heir, Fred Floogle, runs a flea circus. Of course, the reputed $12 million inheritance goes to his family's heads...then proves to consist of five chairs, which the disgusted Floogle sells just before discovering their secret. Packed with wisecracks, strange cameos, and nothing-sacred, anything-goes digressions. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Fickle Fortune  »

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Trivia

The character Pansy Nussbaum was originally created for Fred Allenradio show "Allen's Alley". On the radio the character was also performed by Minerva Pious, like in the movie. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits Fred Allen says about "Screen Treatment and screen play" that these four people are now out of work. However his own name is mentioned in the screen treatment. See more »

Quotes

Homer Floogle: Dad, you wanna buy a Delicatessen in the Bronx?
Fred F. Trumble Floogle: No, we are not making any foreign investments.
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Crazy Credits

Before the final card at the end of the movie, Fred Allen breaks the fourth wall one more time and says to the audience "Folks, you've got to come back to the next show, immediate seats on the inside." See more »

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Referenced in The Jack Benny Program: Fred Allen Show (1953) See more »

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Sweet Genevieve
(1869) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Tucker
Lyrics by George Cooper
Sung by Fred Allen after he's discovered
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Terrifically funny - great for old time radio fans!
6 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie is truly funny, especially if you appreciate Fred Allen's humor. It's also great to see old stars of radio, movies and television laugh at themselves with gently self-depreciating humor. I never knew the word "maraschino" could be so funny!

Do yourself a favor and seek out this movie -- you won't be dissappointed.


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