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Never Say Die (1939) Poster

(1939)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was released on DVD 8 October 2002 in tandem with Louisiana Purchase (1941) as part of the Bob Hope Tribute Collection.
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This movie may include the first use of the comic gag of a person's trying to memorize a catchy long line of words and getting them hilariously incorrect in the end. The line from this movie is this:

"There's a cross on the muzzle of the pistol with the bullet and a nick on the handle of the pistol with the blank."

In "The Paleface" (1948), also starring Bob Hope, is another example:

"He draws from the left, so lean to the right. There's a wind from the east so better aim to the west. He crouches when he shoots so stand on your toes."

And in "The Court Jester" (1955), Danny Kaye, as the Jester, tries to memorize:

"The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!" After the chalice from the palace was broken, this was amended to: "The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true."
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