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It's a Joke, Son!

It's a Joke, Son!(1947)

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Brief Synopsis

The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine's henchies abduct him.

Cast & Crew

Ben Stoloff Director
Kenny Delmar Senator [Beauregard] Claghorn
Una Merkel Magnolia Claghorn
June Lockhart Mary Lou [Claghorn]
Kenneth Farrell Jeff Davis
Douglas Dumbrille Dan Healey
Jimmy Conlin Senator Leeds
Vera Lewis Hortense
Margaret McWade Whipple sister
Ida Moore Whipple sister

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  Bryan Foy in Charge of Production
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Eagle-Lion Films, Inc.
Duration(mins):  63-65 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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