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Fun on a Week-End (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 May 1947 (USA)
Peterson Price Porterhouse III (Eddie Bracken)) and Nancy Crane (Priscilla Lane), both flat broke, meet on a Florida beach and decide to "go for the big money," under the premise that ... See full summary »

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Andrew L. Stone (as Andrew Stone)

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Andrew L. Stone (original screenplay) (as Andrew Stone)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eddie Bracken ... Pete Porter aka P.P. Porterhouse III
Priscilla Lane ... Nancy Crane
Tom Conway ... Jefferson Van Orsdale Jr.
Allen Jenkins ... Joe Morgan
Arthur Treacher ... Benjamin O. Moffatt
Clarence Kolb ... Quigley Quackenbush
Alma Kruger ... Mrs. Van Orsdale
Russell Hicks ... John Biddle
Fritz Feld ... Sergei Stroganoff
Richard Hageman Richard Hageman ... Cyrus Cowperwaithe
Lester Allen ... Hot Dog Vendor
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Peterson Price Porterhouse III (Eddie Bracken)) and Nancy Crane (Priscilla Lane), both flat broke, meet on a Florida beach and decide to "go for the big money," under the premise that perception will turn into reality. They crash into several big houses, pretending they are in the market for an estate, and are soon, although still penniless, living in the best hotel in town, throwing lavish parties and mingling with the upper crust. This is too good to last, but may have anyway if true love hadn't reared its ugly head. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pretenders See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Of Priscilla Lane's 22 feature films released between 1937 and 1948, her last two screen appearances - this one and then Bodyguard (1948) - were in modest productions going without contemporary New York Times reviews. See more »

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Fun and energetic. This is a fun watch with some great comedy!
29 July 2013 | by lamblion-751-844793See all my reviews

I have read some less than favorable remarks regarding this film but have to say that I disagree if for no other reason that the two leads make this plot a pleasure to watch develop. Eddie Bracken is great as the understated 'idea man' and Priscilla Lane is well...Priscilla Lane. Screwball Comedy is generally a hit or miss undertaking that every viewer basically decides for themselves. This film is no exception. If you can 'buy in' to the premise that these two financially challenged misfits can take their meager means and attempt to snowball them into a life of wealth and privilege, then you will enjoy this crazy adventure of posers and pomposity.


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