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The Magnificent Dope (1942)

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83 min | Comedy

Dwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens ...See moreDwight Dawson, who runs an unsuccessful success school, stages a contest to find the biggest failure in the USA, for publicity value when the "dope" takes his course. But winner Tad Page is contented with his idle, lazy life and threatens to convert Dawson's other students to his philosophy. Dawson captalizes on Tad's attraction to Claire Harris to win him over; but will Tad find out Claire is really engaged to Dawson? Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Director
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George Seaton (screen play) | Joseph Schrank (original story)
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J. Peverell Marley (as Peverell Marley)
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Updated Jul 1, 1942

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Jul 1, 1942 (United States)

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44 cast members
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Henry Fonda
Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page   See fewer
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Lynn Bari
Claire Harris Claire Harris   See fewer
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Don Ameche
Dwight Dawson Dwight Dawson   See fewer
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Edward Everett Horton
Horace Hunter Horace Hunter   See fewer
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George Barbier
James Roger Barker James Roger Barker   See fewer
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Frank Orth
Messenger Messenger   See fewer
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Roseanne Murray
Dawson's Secretary Dawson's Secretary   See fewer
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Hobart Cavanaugh
Albert Gowdy Albert Gowdy   See fewer
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Hal K. Dawson
Charlie Charlie   See fewer
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Josephine Whittell
Mrs. Hunter Mrs. Hunter   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Mr. Morton, Fire Engine Salesman Mr. Morton, Fire Engine Salesman   See fewer
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Paul Stanton
Peters Peters   See fewer
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Claire Du Brey
Peter's Secretary Peter's Secretary   See fewer
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William B. Davidson
Mr. Reindel Mr. Reindel   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Frank Mitchel Frank Mitchel   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
Bill Carson Bill Carson   See fewer
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Gladys Blake
Mitchell's Secretary (uncredited) Mitchell's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gary Breckner
Announcer (uncredited) Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Photographer / Insurance Refuser (uncredited) Photographer / Insurance Refuser (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Carter
Office Worker (uncredited) Office Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chick Chandler
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Depp
Sixth Man to Leave Class (uncredited) Sixth Man to Leave Class (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Birthday Party Guest (uncredited) Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Fifth Man to Leave Class (uncredited) Fifth Man to Leave Class (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Gibson
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
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Carey Harrison
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathleen Howard
Tad's Mother, Mrs. Page (uncredited) Tad's Mother, Mrs. Page (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
Insurance Refuser: Said 'No!' (uncredited) Insurance Refuser: Said 'No!' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
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Kitty McHugh
Sadie (uncredited) Sadie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul McVey
John (uncredited) John (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Meakin
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Miller
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Jack Mower
Insurance Refuser: Has Rich Wife (uncredited) Insurance Refuser: Has Rich Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rita Owin
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Charles Ray
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Cyril Ring
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Larry Steers
Nightclub Extra (uncredited) Nightclub Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Tannen
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Trowbridge
Examining Doctor (uncredited) Examining Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Wheat
Insurance Refuser: Costs Too Much (uncredited) Insurance Refuser: Costs Too Much (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Williams
Man in Class (uncredited) Man in Class (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 341 votes