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Uncle Joe (1941)

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Young girl, sent to the country to avoid the amours of an artist, meets up with her backwards inventor uncle Joe and four country boys, who must all band together to keep the bank from ... See full summary »

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Paul Darcey
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Susan 'Honey' Lamb ...
Land of Nod Singer
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Young girl, sent to the country to avoid the amours of an artist, meets up with her backwards inventor uncle Joe and four country boys, who must all band together to keep the bank from forclosing on a friend of the family. Written by <goertzen@oregontrail.net>

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Two of the songs written for the film, 'Woogie Hula' and 'Land of Nod', are performed during a radio broadcast by a female vocal trio and a solo female vocalist respectively, nether of which are credited. No information has been submitted regarding the identities of these performers. See more »

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Inspirational You
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Great suds! I exclaimed in delight
27 September 2011 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Uncle Joe is a bizarre little movie with barely a plot, sketched-in characters, and an abrupt ending that leaves one….wishing for more? Though there's no time for plot or character development in this 51-minute opus, the film does find time for tuneful, leisurely performances of three or four fun songs—including one featuring an accordion-playing girl jazzing up a string quartet and a couple more done by Marvin Hatley and his orchestra in a radio studio setting.

Along with the music, the film offers a steady stream of gags and jokes, old and new. (Mostly old.) Among the best: the cow posing for her portrait out in the pasture.

Gale Storm is fine as the girl sent to visit her country uncle to get away from the city (and that icky artist fellow). Zasu Pitts as Aunt Julia is as good as always, especially in scenes like the one in which a banker tries to explain banking to her. And Slim Summerville is Uncle Joe—farmer, host, music lover and inventor of household gadgets. (Watch out for that dishwasher!)

It's an oddball little film in every way. Why are all the production credits apparent pseudonyms? What are all the Hal Roach studio personnel doing here if it's a "Wilding Production"? It's a loosely tossed together production, that's for sure…the result is a slight but warm-hearted movie full of easy chuckles and sweet tunes. Why complain?


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