Everything But The Truth (1956)

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    • 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

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    • 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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