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He Hired the Boss (1943)

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72 min | Action, Comedy

Hubert Wilkins, a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders ...See moreHubert Wilkins, a bookkeeper for Mr. Bates by day and an air raid warden by night, patrols the district where his boss' warehouse is located, and finds two employees removing raw silk stocks. They say they are working under Bates' orders and brush him off. Hubert wants to marry Emily Conway, company secretary, but can't see how he can afford it since he has loaned a salesman, Fuller, $400 with deeds to four lots as security. Don Bates, son of the boss, is engaged to Emily's sister Sally though his father disapproves. He and Emily encourage Sally and Don to elope. Hubert, a little tipsy, buys two more lots from Fuller and goes to Bates' home and asks for a raise. He is fired and, the next morning, Emily also for helping Don to elope. Hubert discovers that the lots he bought are worth $100,000 and, unknown to Bates, buys the company. While on warden duty that night, he discovers that the two employees he previously saw taking silk from the warehouse are actually stealing it. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Ben Markson (screenplay) | Irving Cummings Jr. (screenplay) | Peter B. Kyne (story)
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Louis R. Loeffler (as Louis Loeffler)
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Apr 2, 1943 (United States)

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32 cast members
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Stuart Erwin
Hubert Wilkins Hubert Wilkins   See fewer
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Evelyn Venable
Emily Conway Emily Conway   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Mr. Bates Mr. Bates   See fewer
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Vivian Blaine
Sally Conway Sally Conway   See fewer
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William T. Orr
Don Bates Don Bates   See fewer
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Benny Bartlett
Jimmy (as Bennie Bartlett) Jimmy (as Bennie Bartlett)   See fewer
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James Bush
Clark Clark   See fewer
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Hugh Beaumont
Jordan Jordan   See fewer
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Eddie Acuff
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Ash
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
Army Dentist (uncredited) Army Dentist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Christy
Stokes (uncredited) Stokes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Coleman
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Costello
Army Doctor (uncredited) Army Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Carter, FBI Man (uncredited) Carter, FBI Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Forrest
FBI Man (uncredited) FBI Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Goodwin
Hank (uncredited) Hank (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Green
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Salesman (uncredited) Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tiny Jones
Flower Woman (uncredited) Flower Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett Keane
Mason (uncredited) Mason (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mantan Moreland
Shoeshine Man (uncredited) Shoeshine Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Sande
Marine (uncredited) Marine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Syd Saylor
Mailman (uncredited) Mailman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Thom
Corporal (uncredited) Corporal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Air Raid Warden (uncredited) Air Raid Warden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Perry Randall (uncredited) Perry Randall (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Walker
Salesman (uncredited) Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Willock
Sailor (uncredited) Sailor (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 20 votes