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Hello Sucker

Hello Sucker(1941)

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At the theatrical agency of Worthington and Clippe, one-time magician Hubert Worthington Clippe complains that he has "been gypped" into becoming a theatrical agent. He calls G. Remington "Max" Conway, who sold him the agency, to complain, but the confidence man has already arranged to sell the vaudeville agency to another set of "suckers." The next day, Conway fills the agency with out-of-work clientele in order to con his latest victims into buying the agency. Just outside the agency, the two buyers, Bob Wade and Rosalie Wilson, accuse each other of trying to steal the other's luggage. Rosalie's fiancé, Walter Guggin, then arrives, intending to whisk her back to her small town home. Thinking that he is accosting her, Bob steps in and slugs Walter, much to Rosalie's chagrin. With the help of his accomplice, Connors, Conway sells half the talent agency to Bob. Meanwhile, Walter continues to pursue Rosalie, who finally agrees to return home if she has not made good in six months. Conway then sells the other half of the agency to Rosalie. The next day, the two "partners" realize that they have been swindled out of their life savings. Later that night, Hubert arrives at the agency, only to learn that Conway has absconded with his money as well. The three then decide to pool their resources. After Hubert gets a job demonstrating exercise equipment in a store window, they come up with the idea of using their vaudevillian clients for demonstration work. After six months, the business of "Wilson and Wade Living Windows" is a moderate success, with clients working coast to coast. Rosalie has started to fall for Bob, and vice versa, but she becomes upset when Trixie Medcalf, who was one of the agency's top models before she gained twenty pounds, walks into his office half-dressed. Walter returns the same day to take Rosalie home, and she decides to go out with him that evening to spite Bob. Bob then invites Hubert to dine with him and Trixie at the Club Cayenne, which turns out to be the same place Rosalie and Walter are going. The five end up dining together, and Walter immediately falls head-over-heels in love with Trixie. The two couples begin fighting, and pandemonium breaks out when one of Hubert's performing mice gets loose. Returning to the agency, Bob and Rosalie threaten to break up the business until Hubert steps in and sells each the other's share. The next morning, after Bob and Rosalie learn of Hubert's deception, Walter and Trixie arrive and announce their marriage. Bob and Rosalie finally admit their true feelings for each other, only to have Hubert proclaim his retirement and leave with a flock of rabbits trailing behind him.