Freddie Mercer


Freddie Mercer

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Gildersleeve On Broadway (1943) - Take The Hand Of Your Beloved Opening (Frank Dawson as the preacher in idyllic Summerfield) with Uncle Throckmorton (Harold Peary, title character and also star of the NBC radio sitcom) with nephew Leroy (Freddie Mercer), ogling Ann Doran as Matlida, annoying teenage niece Marjie (Margaret Landry, replacing Nancy Gates), in the third feature in the RKO series, Gildersleeve On Broadway, 1943.
Great Gildersleeve, The (1942) - That Female Man Trap! Title character (Harold Peavy) is hiding in the basement (visited by Lillian Randolph as Birdie) to avoid aggressive spinster Amelia (Mary Field), who’s made an unwelcome house call on singing pupil Leroy (Freddie Mercer, a highly trained singer, doing his own vocal, on an aria often sung by Enrico Caruso), who’s sort-of rescued by sister Margie (Nancy Gates) and her band, early in the first feature in the RKO series, The Great Gildersleeve, 1942.
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943) - A Man Who Don't Like Ducks Through contrivance by niece and nephew Margie and Leroy (Nancy Gates, Freddie Mercer), title character “Uncle Morty” (Harold Peary) and the jury are dining at his place, Birdie and aunt Emma (Lillian Randolph, Jane Darwell) serving, Alex Christy the bailiff, Richard LeGrand as Peavy, and semi-crooked George (Harold Landon) on the phone, in GIlderseeve’s Bad Day, 1943.
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943) - Save Some Of The Pep! Troublesome laundry delivery guy George (Harold Landon) bothers Peanuts (Jimmy Clemons Jr.) and Leroy (Freddie Mercer) to get at Margie (Nancy Gates), getting ready to open the canteen, prying her from Jimmy (Russell Wade) as he advances the plot to bribe the jury on which their uncle, the title character, is serving, in the second movie in the RKO series, GIlderseeve’s Bad Day, 1943.
Great Gildersleeve, The (1942) - Saves Rubber And Gas! Headed to the train to pick up Aunt Emma (Jane Darwell) to help convince the court he can take care of the kids, the title character (Harold Peary) finds Leroy (Freddie Mercer) has wasted the gas, and Birdie (Lillian Randolph) can’t help, but there’s another vehicle handy, in The Great Gildersleeve, 1942.
Great Gildersleeve, The (1942) - Biggest Man In Summerfield The orphan kids (Nancy Gates and Freddie Mercer as niece and nephew Margie and Leroy) don’t want to be separated by Judge Hooker (Charles Arnt) from their uncle, the title character (Harold Peary) so they decide to mount an aimless campaign, using his own hobby printing press, on his behalf, in the first movie in the RKO series based on the NBC radio sit-com, The Great Gildersleeve, 1942.
Gildersleeve's Bad Day (1943) - I'm No Groundhog, Brother! Rapid exposition, Otis (Dink Trout) is serving summons and arrives at the Gildersleeve’s house where Margie (Nancy Gates) and the gals (Barbara Hale et al) are fundraising, while Birdie (Lillian Randolph) serves and the title character (Harold Peary) and Leroy (Freddie Mercer) are busy in the basement (again!) in RKO’s second feature in the series, GIldersleeve’s Bad Day, 1943.
Major And The Minor, The (1942) - Why I Hate Women Susan (Ginger Rogers), fed up and leaving New York, finds out her saved-up train fare home isn't enough, improvising her part of the premise, in Billy Wilder's first directing effort, The Major And The Minor, 1942.

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