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Country Gentlemen (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 November 1936 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Ole Olsen ...
J.D. McAllister, aka Jerome D. Hamilton
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Charles Watson, aka Charlie 'Chubby' Williams
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Gertie
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Mrs. Louise Heath
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Mr. Grayson
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Mr. Martin
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Briggs
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Billy Heath
Wade Boteler ...
First Deputy
Ivan Miller ...
Harry, Second Deputy
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Lawyer
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Chief of Police
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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 try the Rural Circuit
4 July 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Vaudeville partners Ole Olsen (as "J.D.") and Chic Johnson (as "Charlie") consider going straight. But, they stick together for a new money-making scheme. On the road, they pick up runaway Sammy McKim (as Billy Heath), and are jailed for kidnapping. But, the boy's mother is beautiful ex-silent screen co-star Lila Lee (as Louise), closing in on her retirement from the movies. Presently trying to manage a hotel, Ms. Lee vouches for the conning "Country Gentlemen", and gives them room at the inn. Far from great material for the cast, but you get to see them try. And, under-appreciated Joyce Compton (as Gertie) has a featured role.

*** Country Gentlemen (11/9/36) Ralph Staub ~ Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Joyce Compton, Lila Lee


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