Everything But The Truth (1956)

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    Information from IMDb

    Plot Summary
    Willie Taylor, small-town 4th-grade schoolboy, takes to heart his admired teacher's words about truthfulness, and repeats in public his uncle's remark about paying a kickback to the mayor. Result: principal Miss Dabney (a political appointee) suspends Willie from school, and teacher Joan Madison, up against a political machine, enlists amorous columnist Ernie Miller to turn Willie's case into a cause celebre...
    Written by Rod Crawford

    Full Cast
    Maureen O'Hara .... Joan Madison
    John Forsythe .... Ernie Miller
    Tim Hovey .... Willie Taylor
    Frank Faylen .... 'Mac' McMillan
    Les Tremayne .... Lawrence 'Larry' Everett
    Philip Bourneuf .... Mayor Benjamin 'Ben' Parker
    Jeanette Nolan .... Miss Adelaide Dabney
    Paul Birch .... Sen. Winter
    Addison Richards .... Roger Connolly
    Barry Atwater .... Arthur Taylor
    Roxanne Arlen .... Blonde in washroom
    Ray Walker .... Doctor
    Howard Negley .... Fred, School Board chairman
    Dorothy Abbott .... Hostess (uncredited)
    Bill Anders .... Passenger (uncredited)
    Gertrude Astor .... Bit part (uncredited)
    Bill Baldwin .... TV News Broadcaster (uncredited)
    Don Dillaway .... Official (uncredited)
    Elizabeth Flournoy .... Salesgirl (uncredited)
    Bess Flowers .... Restaurant Table Extra (uncredited)
    Sam Harris .... Man at Liar's Club Dinner (uncredited)
    Arnold Ishii .... Japanese reporter (uncredited)
    Kenner G. Kemp .... Senate Reporter (uncredited)
    Harold Miller .... Restaurant Table Extra (uncredited)
    Ken Osmond .... Oren Cunningham (uncredited)
    Jeffrey Sayre .... Court Stenographer (uncredited)
    Bill Walker .... Waiter (uncredited)
    Geraldine Wall .... Woman at Lecture (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Sheridan Gibney story
    Herb Meadow
    Stanley Roberts story
    Produced by
    Howard Christie .... producer

    Original Music
    Irving Gertz (uncredited)
    Henry Mancini (uncredited)
    Herman Stein (uncredited)

    Maury Gertsman

    Memorable Quotes

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 4 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • Everything but the Truth is a 1956 film comedy directed by Jerry Hopper.

    It stars Maureen O'Hara and John Forsythe.

    Perhaps, one we should pass on.
    Maureen, playing a pretty hapless, Joan Madison!!

    A reasonable entertaining comedy
    about a boy who can only tell the truth.
    Chaos is caused by the truths he tells.
    Not a bad film, by any means,
    but the potential, was never realised.

    User Review

    Charming little film19 January 2013 | by GUENOT PHILIPPE


    I will be honest, I wanted to watch this film because, and just because, it is made by Jerry Hopper, a director I saw almost all movies. Crime, westerns, adventure ones, and very efficiently done. Always. I knew this feature was a comedy, and I usually avoid comedies. But the Universal Studios comedies are not so dull. I watched some of them directed by Jack Sher, Harry Keller, very rare, never released in France, and I admit it is always a pleasure to discover such little gems.

    This one, about a young boy who wants to talk, intrude himself in adult affairs, is delicious. And the gorgeous Maureen O Hara, one of the few remaining female Hollywood movie stars still alive - with Laureen Bacall and Olivia De Havilland - is always worth seeing. I won't never be tired of her. Universal Studios is one of my all favourites, because it offered us pretty good pieces of work, as well in horror, scifi, crime, westerns, adventure films. And these were never boring or corny films. And often grade B pictures, but fancy B pictures. This comedy movie is also somewhere a B movie, pure Universal product, so charming and entertaining.

    I don't regret it, even if I don't usually like comedies.

    Best Wishes
    London- England

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  • Bad comedy, bad movie ... Maureen is very harsh! She wrote that she did not even see its output on the screen ...

    Happy reading

    A short video

    and original trailer

    Tell me if you have problems to read


    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!

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    .................................. The pictures from the film .................

    Unconditional's Maureen O'Hara !
    French-English translation: poor !!!