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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 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?

  1. Joseph Schrank

    Story

  2. Walter Lang

    Director

  3. George Seaton

    Screenplay

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  1. Henry Fonda

    Henry Fonda

    Thadeus Winship 'Tad' Page

  2. Lynn Bari

    Lynn Bari

    Claire Harris

  3. Don Ameche

    Don Ameche

    Dwight Dawson

  4. Edward Everett Horton

    Edward Everett Horton

    Horace Hunter

  5. George Barbier

    George Barbier

    James Roger Barker

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The Magnificent Dope
The Magnificent Dope

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Status Released

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  • July 1, 1942
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 23m

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