The Magnificent Dope (1942)
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as Thadeus Winship 'Tad...
as Dwight Dawson
as Claire Harris
as Horace Hunter
as Dawson's Secretary
as Mrs. Hunter
as Fire Engine Salesman
as Mr. Reindel
as Another Secretary
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Critic Reviews for The Magnificent Dope
Sempre o sujeito de bom caráter, Fonda cativa o espectador - mas a ingenuidade excessiva do filme acaba datando a produção.
Audience Reviews for The Magnificent Dope
Minor comedy in Fonda's career but a pleasing jaunty one.
In a heavy handed bit of populist pandering the reliable Henry Fonda plays a small town chap unimpressed with big city ways and given to "common sense philosophizing". Don Ameche is a savvy big city entrepreneur who needs a simpleton to improve in order to make his fortune. And Lynn Bari (watching fame pass her by with a dubious script) is the big city girl in between the two. As Capra-esque as a film could be w/o Capra, you watch everything happen two scenes before it actually happens, its as predictable as that. Oh well.
The Magnificent Dope Quotes
|Tad Page:||Wives seldom believe in insurance, Mr. Hunter; but widows always do!|
|Horace Hunter:||Dwight, this is terrible.|
|Dwight Dawson:||Shhh - out in the hall.|
|Horace Hunter:||I tell you he's sure to hear someone say something about you and Claire.|
|Dwight Dawson:||We can't let him. We've got to keep everybody from talking.|
|Horace Hunter:||Well my wife's here. She hasn't stopped talking in 20 years.|
|Dwight Dawson:||Well we can't let them get started. We've got to keep them all occupied. We'll entertain them.|
|Horace Hunter:||Want me to go home and get my mandolin?|
|Claire Harris:||What's the matter with him? He's so nervous, jumping all over the place.|
|Horace Hunter:||Is he? I, I, I, I hadn't noticed it.|
|Claire Harris:||Maybe that's because you're a couple jumps ahead of him.|
|Claire Harris:||Happy birthday, Darling!|
|Dwight Dawson:||You know, that makes being 33 worthwhile.|
|Claire Harris:||How many?|
|Dwight Dawson:||Well, that last kiss took 5 years off my life.|
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