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The Phantom President (1932)

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Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George M. Cohan ...
Theodore K. Blair / Peeter J. 'Doc' Varney
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Felicia Hammond
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Curly Cooney
George Barbier ...
Boss Jim Ronkton
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Prof. Aikenhead
Louise Mackintosh ...
Sen. Sarah Scranton
Jameson Thomas ...
Jerrido
Julius McVicker ...
Sen. Melrose
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Too bad for presidential hopes of banker T.K. Blair; his party feels he has too little flair for savoir faire. But at a medicine show, the party bosses find Blair's double: huckster Doc Varney. Of course, they scheme to make Varney T.K.'s public spokesman; at first, he even fools Blair's girlfriend Felicia, providing a romantic complication. As election eve approaches, the conspirators face the problem of what to do with Varney...who has difficult decisions of his own to make. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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It's nonsense and - I love it!

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Comedy | Musical

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23 September 1932 (USA)  »

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The Phantom President  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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. See more »

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Doc Varney: I'm just trying to figure out which one of us looks the most alike.
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ROBINSON CRUSOE
Written by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Jimmy Durante
Briefly included by Durante in "Medicine Show" routine
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Same as DAVE
2 April 1999 | by (Santa Fe, NM) – See all my reviews

This is the movie that DAVE was based on. Cohan is a song & dance man who is a double for the President - brought in to run for a second term, as the real President has no charisma. Durante is his sidekick.

This film used to be shown a lot on TV, but has been AWOL the last 10 years as far as I can determine.

Cohan's only film.


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