Never Say Die (1939)

Never Say Die (1939)

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Bob Hope and an all-star cast have great fun in this frothy romantic comedy about a wealthy tycoon who learns that he only has one month left to live. Not realizing that the tests were wrong, he decides to make hay while the sun still shines. He dumps his fiancee and then heads for the lovely Bad Gaswasser Spa in Switzerland. There he meets a young heiress who is being forced to marry a prince rather than the bus driver she loves. Taking pity on her and having nothing to lose, he marries her and plans to leave her his fortune so she will be free to marry anyone she wants. During their honeymoon, on which the bus driver accompanies them, the groom learns that he will live. Unfortunately for the bus driver, true romance has bloomed between the newlyweds. Of course they don't find this out until a little later.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Comedy , Romance
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Studio:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Bob Hope
as John Kidley
Gale Sondergaard
as Juno Marko
Albert Dekker
as Kidley's Second (uncredited)
Alan Mowbray
as Prince Smirnov
Martha Raye
as Mickey Hawkins
Andy Devine
as Henry Munch
Monty Woolley
as Dr. Schmidt
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Druggist (uncredited)
Gino Corrado
as Waiter (uncredited)
Victor Kilian
as Man Who Loads Pistols (uncredited)
Paul Harvey
as Jasper Hawkins
Frank Reicher
as Man in Charge of Duel (uncredited)
Ernest Cossart
as Jeepers
Christian Rub
as The Mayor
Sig Rumann
as Poppa Ingleborg
Donald Haines
as Julius
Frances Arms
as Momma Ingleborg
Ivan Simpson
as Kretsky
Foy Van Dolsen
as Kretsky's Bodyguard
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Critic Reviews for Never Say Die

All Critics (2)

Has a few sweet spots.

Full Review… | March 20, 2016
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Adapted from the William H. Post play, this film never fully achieves its potential to be a little gem, even with the fine comic talents of Hope.

Full Review… | November 12, 2007
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