The Magnificent Dope

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  • Genre(s): Comedy
  • Release year: 1942
  • Running time: 83 min
Unable to drum up interest in his self-improvement courses, Dwight Dawson (Don Ameche) and his press agent fiancée, Claire Harris (Lynn Bari), concoct a contest to locate America's biggest failure. Winner Tad Page (Henry Fonda), who only entered to... read more

Unable to drum up interest in his self-improvement courses, Dwight Dawson (Don Ameche) and his press agent fiancée, Claire Harris (Lynn Bari), concoct a contest to locate America's biggest failure. Winner Tad Page (Henry Fonda), who only entered to get the money for a new fire engine for his tiny Vermont hometown, turns out to be perfectly happy with his stress-free life -- but when he falls for Claire, Tad goes along with Dwight's attempts to turn him into an ambitious Manhattan go-getter.

Original Release

07/01/1942

Cast

Henry Fonda Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
Lynn Bari Claire Harris
Don Ameche Dwight Dawson
Edward Everett Horton Horace Hunter
George Barbier James Roger Barker
Frank Orth Messenger
Roseanne Murray Dawson's Secretary
Marietta Canty Jenny
Hobart Cavanaugh Albert Gowdy
Hal K. Dawson Charlie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Walter Lang

Writers

George Seaton, Joseph Schrank

Cast

Henry Fonda Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page
Lynn Bari Claire Harris
Don Ameche Dwight Dawson
Edward Everett Horton Horace Hunter
George Barbier James Roger Barker
Frank Orth Messenger
Roseanne Murray Dawson's Secretary
Marietta Canty Jenny
Hobart Cavanaugh Albert Gowdy
Hal K. Dawson Charlie
Josephine Whittell Mrs. Hunter
Arthur Loft Mr. Morton, Fire Engine Salesman
Paul Stanton Peters
Claire Du Brey Peter's Secretary
William B. Davidson Mr. Reindel
Harry Hayden Frank Mitchel
Pierre Watkin Bill Carson

Producers

Editors

Barbara McLean

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