It's in the Bag!
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|It's in the Bag!|
|Directed by||Richard Wallace|
|Produced by||George R. Batcheller Jr.
Jack H. Skirball
|Written by||Ilya Ilf (novel Dvenadtsat stulyev)
Yevgeni Petrov (novel Dvenadtsat stulyev)
|Music by||Werner R. Heymann|
|Edited by||William Morgan|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release dates||21 April 1945|
|Running time||87 minutes|
It's in the Bag! is a 1945 comedy film featuring Fred Allen in his only starring film role. The film was released by United Artists at a time when Allen was at the peak of his fame as one of the most popular radio comedians.
Characters and story
The film is loosely based on the comic novel The Twelve Chairs (1928) of Ilf and Petrov, later filmed by Mel Brooks as The Twelve Chairs (1970). The team of screenwriters included Jay Dratler, Alma Reville (wife of Alfred Hitchcock) and Morrie Ryskind.
Binnie Barnes plays Mrs. Floogle.
Cameo roles are filled by other radio actors who had already, or were beginning to, become known in movies, including Don Ameche, Rudy Vallee, William Bendix, Jerry Colonna, Robert Benchley, John Carradine, Sidney Toler- and just to keep the "feud" alive, an unexpected appearance by Jack Benny.
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