Small-town eccentric Throckmorton Gildersleeve (of radio fame) has a few problems: Judge Hooker continually questions his guardianship of niece Margie and nephew Leroy; the judge's predatory sister Amelia has matrimony in mind. When a misunderstanding gives Amelia the idea she's all but engaged, the kids form a wild scheme to get Gildersleeve out of trouble; slapstick results. Written by
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RADIO'S FUNNY MAN TURNS HIS FAMOUS LAUGH into a ROAR on the SCREEN!
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Did You Know?
This was the first of four feature films based on Harold Peary
's popular radio character "The Great Gildersleeve". The next two features would be released later the same year, and the fourth released the following year (1944). See more
Followed by Gildersleeve's Ghost
Lyonel's aria (M'appari, tutt'amor)
Music by Friedrich von Flotow
Libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Riese
English translation (None so rare, none so fair) unknown
Played on piano by Mary Field
and sung by Freddie Mercer
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