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Father Steps Out (1941)

 -  Comedy  -  19 July 1941 (USA)
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A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Reporter Jimmy Dugan
Jed Prouty ...
J. (John) B. Matthews
Lorna Gray ...
Helen Matthews
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Tall Hobo 'King', aka The King of Siam
John Dilson ...
Tom Oliver
Charlie Hall ...
Short Hobo 'Nap', aka Napoleon (as Charles Hall)
Kathryn Sheldon ...
Aunt Martha Matthews
John Maxwell ...
City Editor Macy
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Benton, Farm Woman
Tristram Coffin ...
Dr. R. G. Stafford
Paul Maxey ...
Jenks, the Butler
J. Arthur Young ...
Banker
Gene O'Donnell ...
Jones
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A remake of Monogram's 1934 "City Limits" with practically all of the character role names the same as in the earlier film, and the primary difference here is that the author of the original story, Jack Woodford, receives no mention here. George Waggner (as Joseph West),who adapted the story for the first film, takes an "original screenplay" credit here with no nod in the direction of the man who wrote the story in the first place. A glance at a few Universal B-westerns Waggner "wrote" for Bob Baker will find that the majority of them had also been written before by other writers, mostly in the John Wayne Lone Star westerns. Edmond Kelso's additional dialogue credit must have been for the interplay between Frank Faylen's and Charlie Hall's hobo characters, especially when Faylen starts explaining why the sixty-cent dollar is still worth a dollar in a 40-year precursor to voo-doo economics. Story concerns railroad tycoon J.B. Matthews (Jed Prouty) taking over a rival line, being sent ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HAS ANYBODY HERE SEEN FATHER! Some time in his life every male swears he'll run away from home...well. here's the hilarious adventures of a man who actually went through with it!

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Comedy

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Approved
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19 July 1941 (USA)  »

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City Limits  »

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1.37 : 1
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