The Great Mr. Nobody (1941)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 15, 1941 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Great Mr. Nobody is an easygoing classified ad salesman, appropriately nicknamed Dreamy (Eddie Albert). All Dreamy wants out of life is to own a boat and drift aimlessly across the ocean in the company of his good pal Skipper (played by Alan Hale-ironically the father of Gilligan's Island's "Skipper" Alan Hale Jr.) Only one problem: Dreamy is bereft of cash, and is constantly in danger of losing his job because he continues to reserve the best of the classifieds which cross his desk for his unemployed friends. Our hero's saving grace is that he is a veritable fountain of surefire moneymaking ideas; now all he needs is someone to listen. 16-year-old Joan Leslie was obviously being groomed for bigger things when she costarred with Eddie Albert in this low-pressure B picture.

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salesperson, adventurer, anchorperson, boating, boy, bumbler, classified-ads, creativity, credit, daydream, employment, handicap, newspaper, problems, roommate, sailing, sea, slice-of-life