An office clerk loves entering contests in the hopes of someday winning a fortune and marrying the girl he loves. His latest attempt is the Maxford House Coffee Slogan Contest. As a joke, some of his co-workers put together a fake telegram which says that he won the $25,000 grand prize. As a result, he gets a promotion, buys presents for all of his family and friends, and proposes to his girl. When the truth comes out, he's not prepared for the consequences.—Daniel Bubbeo
screwball comedy, check, radio, self confidence, furniture, police, practical joke, advertising, employer employee relationship, diamond ring, repossession, disabled person, engagement, writer director, family relationships, black cat, christmas, contest, telegram, coffee
Produced for a paltry $325,000, it once again gives the lie to the arbitrary Hollywood assumption that a film's quality is in direct proportion to its cost.
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