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Nothing But the Truth (1941)





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In this version of the oft-filmed stage play by James Montgomery, Nothing But the Truth stars Bob Hope as an up and coming young stockbroker working in Florida. He makes a bet with his coworkers that he can tell nothing but the absolute truth for 24 hours, and the other bettors are determined to keep tabs on him to make sure he doesn't falter. The rest of the action takes place aboard a yacht, where Hope's undiplomatic truthfulness gets him into hot water with a wealthy client, several other influential people, and his girl friend (Paulette Goddard). Hope's coworkers contrive to trick Hope into losing his wager, but African-American valet Willie Best foils their scheme. The picture ends with Hope having to explain his curious behavior for the past 24 hours without offending anyone (P.S.: he pulls it off). Nothing But the Truth was Paramount's third Bob Hope/Paulette Goddard costarring effort, all three based on past stage successes. The film lay unseen for years after its 1941 release due to legal tangles, but was finally made available again through the auspices of film historian Leonard Maltin in the early 1980s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Bob Hope
as Steve Bennett
Paulette Goddard
as Gwen Saunders
Edward Arnold
as T.T. Ralston
Leif Erickson
as Tommy Van Deusen
Glenn Anders
as Dick Donnelly
Grant Mitchell
as Mr. Bishop
Catharine Doucet
as Mrs. Van Deusen
Rose Hobart
as Mrs. Donnelly
Catherine Doucet
as Mrs. Van Deusen
Clarence Kolb
as Mr. James P. Van Deusen
Leon Belasco
as Dr. Lothar Zarok
Mary Forbes
as Mrs. Ralston
Helene Millard
as Miss Turner
William Wright
as Mr. Pritchard
Oscar Smith
as Shoeshine Boy
Wilson Benge
as Fredericks
Richard Chandler
as Office Boy
Catherine Craig
as Receptionist
Edward McWade
as Elderly clerk
James Blaine
as Doorman
Jack Egan
as Elevator starter
Jim Farley
as Watchman
Victor Potel
as Pedestrian
Buck Woods
as Porter
Billy Dawson
as Newsboy
Helen Vinson
as Linda Graham
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A lesser known Bob Hope outing that's nevertheless one of his most uproarious efforts.

March 12, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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