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Nothing But the Truth (1941)

Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's ... See full summary »

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Elliott Nugent

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Ken Englund (screenplay), Don Hartman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Hope ... Steve Bennett
Paulette Goddard ... Gwen Saunders
Edward Arnold ... T.T. Ralston
Leif Erickson ... Tommy Van Dusen
Helen Vinson ... Linda Graham
Willie Best ... Samuel
Glenn Anders ... Dick Donnelly
Grant Mitchell ... Mr. Bishop
Catherine Doucet ... Mrs. Van Dusen
Rose Hobart ... Mrs. Harriet Donnelly
Clarence Kolb ... Mr. Van Dusen
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Ralston
Leon Belasco ... Dr. Zarak
Helene Millard ... Miss Hilda Turner - Secretary
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Victor Potel ... Pedestrian (scenes deleted)
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Stockbroker T.T.Ralston has promised his neice Gwen to double it if she can raise $20,000. for charity. But he connives so those she asks refuse to give her more than the $10,000 she's already raised. Gwen secretly gives T.T.'s new partner Steve Bennett the $10,000 and asks him to double it. Later in a discussion with T.T., business partner Dick and client Van, about truth in business Steve bets the $10,000. that he can tell the truth for 24 hours. Having already accepted an invitation for a weekend on T.T.'s houseboat, Steve is subjected to 24 hours of attempts to get him to lie or divulge the bet, which would lose him (and Gwen) the $10,000. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

24 Horas Sem Mentir See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. However, because of legal complications, this particular title was not included in the original television package and was not televised until many years later. See more »

Quotes

Steve Bennett: [entering T.T. Ralston's office] Why, T.T. - this is too-too!
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A Good Comedy But Not a Bob Hope Comedy
9 August 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

The comedic trio of Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard and Willie Best reprise their partnership from THE GHOST BREAKERS in this screen adaptation of the perennial play. Everyone is fine in their roles and Paramount has mounted an impressive cast in support. The story is an amusing one and the writers have made some interesting choices in updating it to 1941 -- although they use the nominally Floridan setting of the movie to minimal effect. Most of the work of covering the show's stage origins is managed by fast cuts and frequent point of view changes. More than good enough.

However, while this is an amusing comedy and well performed at good speed, by a capable crew, it's not what I look for in a Bob Hope movie: I want Bob Hope, that fast-talking, cowardly, lecherous fellow given to asides. It was always a wonderful comic persona and he played it beautifully in many movies. Not in this movie, though, so if that's what you're looking for, you won't find it here. Even though you will find a few laughs along the way.


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