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Release Date:
12 April 1941 (USA) See more »
A young girl from the "sticks" comes to the city to live with her wealthy relatives. At first she is... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
Fiery Red-Head Hayward Is TCM's Star of the Month
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  (in credits order)

Judy Canova ... Sis Hopkins

Bob Crosby ... Jeff Farnsworth

Charles Butterworth ... Horace Hopkins

Jerry Colonna ... Professor

Susan Hayward ... Carol Hopkins

Katharine Alexander ... Clara Hopkins

Elvia Allman ... Ripple

Carol Adams ... Cynthia

Lynn Merrick ... Phyllis

Mary Ainslee ... Vera De Vere
Charles Coleman ... Butler
Andrew Tombes ... Mayor

Charles Lane ... Rollo

Byron Foulger ... Joe

Betty Blythe ... Mrs. Farnsworth
Frank Darien ... Jud
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joe Devlin ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Adrian Morris ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Matron (uncredited)

Hal Price ... Policeman (uncredited)
Tim Ryan ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Muggsy Spanier ... Muggsy Spanier (uncredited)
Elliott Sullivan ... Attendant (uncredited)

Joan Tours ... Dancer (uncredited)
Emmett Vogan ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Santley 
Writing credits
Jack Townley (screenplay) &
Milt Gross (screenplay) &
Edward Eliscu (screenplay)

F. McGrew Willis (story)

Produced by
Robert North .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mort Glickman (uncredited)
Walter Scharf (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jack A. Marta 
Film Editing by
Ernest J. Nims 
Art Direction by
John Victor Mackay 
Costume Design by
Adele Palmer 
Production Management
Al Wilson .... production manager
Editorial Department
Murray Seldeen .... supervising editor
Music Department
Cy Feuer .... musical director
Other crew
Aida Broadbent .... choreographer (as Ada Broadbent)

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99 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

Accoring to reporter Sheilah Graham's syndicated newspaper column Hollywood Gadabout, a musical number in this production utilized some of the Louis XVI-style wigs made for Norma Shearer in Marie Antoinette (1938)See more »
Sis Hopkins:You're tellin' I!
Ripple:Your syntax is irregular.
Sis Hopkins:(examing herself) Where?
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
For fans of Judy Canova/Jerry Colonna only., 12 February 2001

This is a grade B remake of a silent version of a very dated play. Country hick comes to live with rich relative and everyone is extremely mean to her because of her ignorance and country ways. Of course she saves the day and wins their admiration in the end. This is badly filmed and not very engaging, except when Canova (an original comic talent if ever there was one) and Colonna are on screen. The latter is always worth a number of laughs for his honest and insulting comments - he was kinder than Groucho, but of the same ilk. Canova is a buck-toothed, yeee-haww, down home gal who has an incredible vocal range - she sings seven songs, ranging from down home country to grand opera (Sempre Libera -sp?). It's the sort of thing we're used to from Carol Burnett, but this is the original. If you've never seen her before, it's worth checking her out just to experience her. The film is not much, despite its inexplicable Oscar nom for Art Direction, but Canova and Colonna occasionally make the viewing worthwhile.

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