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The Magnificent Dope

The Magnificent Dope(1942)

Also Known As: Lazy Galahad | Strictly Dynamite | The Magnificent Jerk |

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Brief Synopsis

Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson?

Cast & Crew

Walter Lang Director
Henry Fonda [Thadeus] Tad [Winship] Page
Lynn Bari Claire Harris
Don Ameche Dwight Dawson
Edward Everett Horton Horace Hunter
George Barbier [James Roger] Barker
Frank Orth Messenger
Josephine Whittell Mrs. Hunter
Arthur Loft Fire engine salesman
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 3 Jul 1942
Release Date:  1942 Production Date:  UCLA
5 reels of 5; nitrate; M18856; F50-R2-1 +e 25 Apr 1994
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  84 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,483    
Duration(reels):  10 reels    

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