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Important Business (1944)

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Short | 11 min | Short, Comedy

Robert takes a train ride to Washington, DC, on "important business."
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Director
Writer
Robert Benchley (original story and screen play)
Cinematographer
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Status
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Updated Apr 29, 1944

Release date
Apr 29, 1944 (United States)

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13 cast members
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Robert Benchley
Joseph A. Doakes Joseph A. Doakes   See fewer
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Morris Ankrum
Army Officer Who Sits by Doakes (uncredited) Army Officer Who Sits by Doakes (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Butler
Man Who Shaves in Phone Booth (uncredited) Man Who Shaves in Phone Booth (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stephen Chase
Military Man (uncredited) Military Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Connie Gilchrist
Miss Larkin - Secretary (uncredited) Miss Larkin - Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Heyes
Army Officer #2 on Train (uncredited) Army Officer #2 on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Lee
Mrs. Doakes (uncredited) Mrs. Doakes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilbur Mack
Passenger on Train (uncredited) Passenger on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam McDaniel
Porter on Train (uncredited) Porter on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Middlemass
Sen. Manning (uncredited) Sen. Manning (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
Doakes' Friend (uncredited) Doakes' Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
Train Passenger (uncredited) Train Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Wheat
Man in Restaurant (uncredited) Man in Restaurant (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 46 votes