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Miss Polly (1941)

 -  Comedy  -  14 November 1941 (USA)
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Mrs. Minerva Snodgrass heads up the town's Purity League and is so good at imposing restrictions of keeping the girls and boys apart that there hasn't been a marriage in the town in over ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Slim Wilkins
Kathleen Howard ...
Mrs. Minerva Snodgrass
Brenda Forbes ...
Patsy
Elyse Knox ...
Barbara Snodgrass
Richard Clayton ...
Eddie (as Dick Clayton)
Dink Trout ...
Postman Wilbur Boggs
William Newell ...
New Postman Hubert
Ferris Taylor ...
Mayor Walsh
Fern Emmett ...
Mrs. Frisbee
Vera Lewis ...
Elvira Pennywinkle
Sarah Edwards ...
Angie Turner (as Sara Edwards)
Virginia Sale ...
Orsina Wiggins
Walter Baldwin ...
Lem Wiggins
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Elmer, the Grocery Boy
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Mrs. Minerva Snodgrass heads up the town's Purity League and is so good at imposing restrictions of keeping the girls and boys apart that there hasn't been a marriage in the town in over two years. Her next-door neighbor, Miss Panadora Polly, aptly named based on what she lets out of the box later in the film, is doing her best to promote the romance between town-nerd Eddie and Minerva's daughter Barbara. Miss Polly also does a lot of reflecting on what-might-have been regarding her own life reference romance, or the lack thereof. She and her handyman Slim Wilkins and (described in the dialogue) "housekeeper and companion" Patsy try sampling some of the spirits in the cellar, as Miss Polly is looking for the one that makes one nervy and romantic, that she is sure is there according to family legend. She finds it and it works as advertised and even better, and it is no pretty sight when the horny Zasu Pitts puts a hit on grocery-boy Mickey Daniels. She skips - she really does - down to... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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14 November 1941 (USA)  »

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Travessura de Solteirona  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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A Real Letdown
18 July 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Miss Polly (1941)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Rather flat comedy has Zasu Pitts playing the title character, a free spirited woman in a very conservative town, which is being ruined by a woman who demands that everyone live the type of lifestyle she sees fit. This here leads to a town where everyone is expecting to follow her "rules but Miss Polly has plans of her own. MISS POLLY could have made for a very funny movie but sadly it's really a complete disaster from start to finish and thankfully the thing only lasts 45-minutes or else it would probably be much worse. There are all sorts of problems with this thing but it really does seem that no one involved even tried to make something fresh or original and instead they just threw a bunch of scenes together without every attempting to make them better. We're really left with a movie that has very little going for it because everything is just so uneven and forced that you really do wonder what anyone was thinking. The old woman who demands that everyone follow her rules is so annoying that you can't help but hate her and really be turned off by her. This isn't good for a comedy that is supposed to be making you laugh. Instead of laughing you just grow extremely hot and frustrated by how annoying the character is. The actors give it their all and you can tell they're trying but it's all for nothing.


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