NEVER SAY DIE-a funny Bob Hope Movie.

Right now, do you need a silly funny Movie to watch? Never Say Die is a 1939 Movie about a man who gets a bad diagnosis about what he has. And he thinks he is going to Die and the money Grubbers are on his heels. But don’t analyze it, it’s Old Fun Comedy that you’ll enjoy. And forget that it is B&W and Pop some Popcorn and sit back and enjoy yourself.


When test results get mixed up, multi-millionaire hypochondriac John Kidley (Bob Hope) is told that he only has a month to live. He dumps his fiancee, Juno Marko (Gale Sondergaard), while he is at the Swiss spa of Bad Gaswasser, there he meets a young Texas heiress, Mickey Hawkins (Martha Raye).

Mickey has been betrothed to the fortune-hunting Prince Smirnov (Alan Mowbray), but is in love with Henry Munch (Andy Devine), a bus driver from back home. Believing he is dying, and wanting to help out, John suggests that he and Mickey get married, planning on leaving her his fortune so that she can marry who she wants when he’s gone. On their honeymoon, with Henry along as a chaperone, the couple fall in love for real, although, of course, they don’t realize it right away.

Eventually, John bests the Prince in a duel, Henry and Juno get engaged, and John and Mickey get to stay together.[4][5]

Never Say Die is a 1939 romantic comedy film starring Martha Raye and Bob Hope. Based on a play of the same title by William H. Post and William Collier Sr.,[1] which ran on Broadway for 151 performances in 1912,[2] the film was directed by Elliott Nugent and written for the screen by Dan HartmanFrank Butler and Preston Sturges. The supporting cast features Andy DevineAlan MowbrayGale SondergaardSig Ruman and Monty Woolley.

Never Say Die
VHS cover
Directed byElliott Nugent
Produced byPaul Jones
Written byPlay:
William H. Post
William Collier Sr.
Dan Hartman
Frank Butler
Preston Sturges
StarringMartha Raye
Bob Hope
Music bySongs:
Ralph Rainger (music)
Leo Robin (lyrics)
Charles Bradshaw
John Leipold
Leo Shuken