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Nothing But the Truth

This is very high concept — the Bob Hope character has bet 10K that he won’t tell a lie for 24 hours (because he wants to help the Paulette Goddard character double her money), and hi-jinx ensue.

And they’re very high jinx! It’s a good silly premise, and they really lean into it.

I’m really impressed by the level on these Bob Hope movies — it’s all veteran Hollywood directors, and they really know what makes a comedy movie tick.

Heh, it’s the perfect ending — this guy saves everything.

It’s a really fun movie. It’s not quite perfect? There could be more gags beyond Bob Hope doing his thing, but it’s really good. Perhaps it’s really more of a movie, but I’m going with:

Nothing But the Truth. Elliott Nugent. 1941.

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