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IT’S IN THE BAG!

Monday, August 9

12:15

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Director Richard Wallace
Cast Fred Allen, Jack Benny, William Bendix, Don Ameche
Screenplay Jay Dratler, Alma Reville
Based on the novel by Ilya Ilf
Cinematography Russell Metty
1945 | USA | 35mm print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive
Approx. 87 min. | In English

Flea market owner Fred Allen’s inherited a fortune – only trouble is, the money’s in one of the five chairs… he’s already sold! One of 18 adaptations of the Russian classic 12 Chairs and radio legend Allen’s only starring role: zaniness, surrealism, guest stars, in-jokes, and more feuding with Jack Benny. Screenplay co-written by Alma Reville.

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