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It's in the Bag


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Fred Allen
Jack Benny
Robert Benchley
In this star-studded vehicle for American radio star Fred Allen he plays a flea circus operator who, expecting to inherit a fortune, ends up with five antique chairs which he sells. Discovering one of the chairs hides a small fortune, a crazy adventure ensues.
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Unknown: Fred Allen
Unknown: Jack Benny
Unknown: Robert Benchley
Unknown: Fred Allen
Unknown: Jay Dratler
Unknown: Alma Reville
Produced By: Jack H. Skirball
Directed By: Richard Wallace
Fred Floogle: Fred Allen
Jack Benny: Himself
William Bendix: Himself
Eve Floogle: Binnie Barnes
Parker: Robert Benchley
Psychiatrist: Jerry Colonna
Pike: John Carradine
Marion: Gloria Pope
Perry: William Terry
Mrs Nussbaum: Minerva Pious
Homer: Dickie Tyler
Detective Sully: Sidney Toler

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