The Magnificent Dope
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The Magnificent Dope
In order to be permitted to appear in "prestige" items like Grapes of Wrath and The Ox-Bow Incident, Henry Fonda had to agree to appear in such inconsequential fluff as The Magnificent Dope. On its own terms, however, this gentle satire of the "Dale Carnegie" school of self-help is pretty funny. Don Ameche plays Dwight Dawson, the owner of a success school which isn't all that successful. Dawson's secretary-sweetheart, Claire Harris (Lynn Bari), suggests a publicity stunt which might improve business -- if Dawson can make a success out of the laziest man in America,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a dopey Capraesque comedy that is anything but magnificent."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sempre o sujeito de bom caráter, Fonda cativa o espectador - mas a ingenuidade excessiva do filme acaba datando a produção."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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