The Magnificent Dope1942
The Magnificent Dope (1942)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
The Magnificent Dope Photos
as Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
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
Critic Reviews for The Magnificent Dope
It's a dopey Capraesque comedy that is anything but magnificent.
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.|