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Country Gentlemen (1936)

 -  Comedy  -  9 November 1936 (USA)
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McAllister (Ole Olsen and Hamilton (Chic Johnson)are a couple of con-men who travel about the country selling worthless stock to small town citizens. THey come to Chesterville where they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ole Olsen ...
J.D. McAllister, aka Jerome D. Hamilton
Chic Johnson ...
Charles Watson, aka Charlie 'Chubby' Williams
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Gertie
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Mrs. Louise Heath
Pierre Watkin ...
Mr. Grayson
Donald Kirke ...
Mr. Martin
Ray Corrigan ...
Briggs
Sammy McKim ...
Billy Heath
Wade Boteler ...
First Deputy
Ivan Miller ...
Harry, Second Deputy
Olin Howland ...
Lawyer
Frank Sheridan ...
Chief of Police
Harry Harvey ...
Shorty, an Investor
Joe Cunningham ...
Chuck, the Counterman
Prince ...
Fluffy (the Great Dane)
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McAllister (Ole Olsen and Hamilton (Chic Johnson)are a couple of con-men who travel about the country selling worthless stock to small town citizens. THey come to Chesterville where they see a potential sucker list in the local war-veteran's home. They sell shares to the vets in a local worthless oil-field. McAllister falls in love with the widowed-owner of their hotel, Louise Heath (Lila Lee)who persuades him to give up his shady dealings. But before he can convince his partner the townspeople catch on to their scheme and decide jail is the place for them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Before Chubby leaves the office, he is wearing a single-breasted jacket, but when he goes down to the car, it's a double-breasted jacket and Fluffy tears it up. Later, when the guys stop to eat, Chubby is wearing the single-breasted jacket again. See more »

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Olsen and Johnson appear after the opening title, before the full credits, opening and closing a door. See more »

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Ole and Chic on the lam
20 June 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Country Gentlemen isn't what Olsen and Johnson are, but what they aspire to be or at least live like. In this film the boys are a pair of con artists leaving Oakland for the sticks with police on their trail.

An innocent run in with young Sammy McKim whom they are mistakenly thought of kidnapping lands them in a rural area far off the beaten path. It's a place that has an army base. But do they try and lie low. They do not, they are soon enough up to their ears in an oil stock swindle.

Ole would probably like to lie low, but Chic apparently can't help himself. They're both in trouble because of him.

I have to say though that Joyce Compton may have had her career role in Country Gentlemen. She's their dumb as a bag of rocks secretary who travels with a large great Dane. The gag is completely lifted from the Paramount classic Six Of A Kind where Burns and Allen also travel with the same kind of dog. As for Compton her performance is a combination of Gracie Allen and Marie Wilson. She's devastating and as far as I'm concerned stole the film from the stars.

It's not a great film, but this should serve as an introduction to Olsen and Johnson.


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