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Jackass Mail(1942)

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The film is framed by a modern day prologue and epiloque in which a young boy wonders why the town is named after his grandfather, whom he heard had been a horse thief. An early pre-production news item names Edward Woehler as the film's assistant director, but he is not mentioned in any other source. According to Hollywood Reporter news items, backgrounds and exteriors for the film were shot on location at Keene Camp in the San Jacinto Mountains, Calabasas, Idyllwild and Chatsworth, CA. Additional exteriors were shot near Tucson, AZ. News items indicate that principal cast members May only have been used at the Chatsworth location. A Hollywood Reporter news item on May 12, 1942 mentioned that Wallace Beery was to return to work in two weeks to shoot added scenes, but no other information about additional scenes has been located.
       The following actors were mentioned in news items as being cast in the production, but their appearance in the released film has not been confirmed: Eddie Dunn, Alice LaMont, Margaret Burns, Marie Day, Renee Evans, Sydney Logan, Gladys Roach, Alma Fern and Fred Oliver.