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Look Who's Laughing (1941)

Approved | | Comedy | 21 November 1941 (USA)
Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and... See full summary »

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Lee Bonnell ...
Jerry
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Marge
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Mrs. Uppington
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Bill
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Hilary Horton
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Cudahy
Harlow Wilcox ...
Mr. Collins
Spencer Charters ...
Motel Manager
Jed Prouty ...
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Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and Molly" radio series. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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21 November 1941 (USA)  »

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De tal palo tal tenorio  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Julie Patterson: Marriage is a strong institution, Charlie.
Charlie McCarthy: So is Alcatraz, but I wouldn't want to live there.
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Crazy Credits

Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen's ventriloquist dummy, is credited as playing himself. See more »

Connections

Followed by Here We Go Again (1942) See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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A charming piece in spite of it all
20 November 2006 | by (Whitefish Bay WI) – See all my reviews

No, radio characters often don't lend themselves to a visual medium, and this no exception.

Bergen and McCarthy look ridiculous. Bergen was always an obvious ventriloquist who kept moving his head to distract people from seeing his lips move so obviously. And then the worst, acting as if Charlie McCarthy is able to sit by himself and even answer the phone. Waaaaay better on radio.

Gildersleeve probably comes off better on screen than on radio because he's such a buoyant character to behold.

Lucy at the time was eye candy, and later it became harder to view her as so feminine.

Nevertheless, the audience of the day got to see people they loved for years. It was probably well worth it in the day. They likely suspended all of the shortcomings and came away feeling warm.


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