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.
- Martha Raye as Mickey Hawkins
- Bob Hope as John Kidley
- Andy Devine as Henry Munch
- Alan Mowbray as Prince Smirnov
- Gale Sondergaard as Juno Marko
- Sig Ruman as Poppa Ingleborg
- Ernest Cossart as Jeepers
- Paul Harvey as Jasper Hawkins
- Frances Arms as Momma Ingleborg
- Ivan F. Simpson as Kretsky
- Monty Woolley as Dr. Schmidt
- Foy Van Dolsen as Kretsky’s bodyguard
- Christian Rub as The mayor
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.
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., which ran on Broadway for 151 performances in 1912, the film was directed by Elliott Nugent and written for the screen by Dan Hartman, Frank Butler and Preston Sturges. The supporting cast features Andy Devine, Alan Mowbray, Gale Sondergaard, Sig Ruman and Monty Woolley.