Rien Que La Verite (1931)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Rien Que la Verite is the French-language version of the 1929 Paramount comedy Nothing but the Truth. Saint Granier replaces Richard Dix as Bob, an up-and-coming young attorney who bets $10,000 that he can tell the absolute truth for 24 hours. As a result, he manages to insult practically everyone within a radius of 100 miles, including his own fiancee, Nicole (Meg Lemonier) -- whose own father is one of the three individuals who dreamed up the wager. How Bob manages to avoid the booby traps set up to make him lose his bet -- and to set things right with those he's offended once the 24 hours is up -- is one of the cleverest payoffs in movie-comedy history. Remade in 1941 as a Bob Hope vehicle, Nothing but the Truth showed up again in modified form as the 1997 Jim Carrey comedy Liar Liar.