Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth

Bob Hope
Director: Elliott Nugent Cast: Bob Hope
Bob Hope
, Paulette Goddard
Paulette Goddard
, Edward Arnold
Edward Arnold
Elliott Nugent


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/02/2021
UPC: 0738329252014
Original Release: 1941
Rating: NR
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 345

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hope Steve Bennett
Paulette Goddard Gwen Saunders
Edward Arnold T.T. Ralston
Glenn Anders Dick Donnelly
Helen Vinson Linda Graham
Grant Mitchell Mr. Bishop
Willie Best Samuel
Clarence Kolb Mr. James P. Van Deusen
Catherine Doucet Mrs. Van Deusen
Mary Forbes Mrs. Ralston
Rose Hobart Mrs. Donnelly
Leon Belasco Dr. Zarak
Helene Millard Miss Turner
William Wright Mr. Pritchard
Oscar Smith Shoeshine Boy
Catherine Craig Receptionist
Edward McWade Elderly clerk
Keith Richards Boy
James Blaine Doorman
Jack Egan Elevator starter
Richard Chandler Office Boy
Leif Erickson Tommy Van Deusen
Wilson Benge Fredericks
Rod Cameron Sailor
Jack Chapin Sailor
Eleanor Counts Maid
Billy Dawson Newsboy
Jim Farley Watchman
Victor Potel Pedestrian
Lee Shumway Cop
Buck Woods Porter

Technical Credits
Elliott Nugent Director
Hans Dreier Art Director
Ken Englund Screenwriter
Don Hartman Screenwriter
Edith Head Costumes/Costume Designer
Arthur Hornblow Producer
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Alma Macrorie Editor
Robert Usher Art Director

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