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The Great Gildersleeve (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  2 January 1943 (USA)
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Gildersleeve, a small town bachelor, has slapstick troubles with a husband-hunting woman and two helpful kids.

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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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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2 January 1943 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Spoofed in Hare Conditioned (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

Lyonel's aria (M'appari, tutt'amor)
(1847) (uncredited)
from "Martha"
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 in English
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Gildy and the gang and the usual prantics
20 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The radio show is A-1 and at the top of the heap of Old time Radio and had a cast that was amazing in it's greatness. The movie unfortunately is missing a few beats and cannot live up to the radio version. But you know what? It really doesn't matter much, Gildersleeve is still a delight to watch and there are enough good backup parts to carry the show. The radio show Leroy is not here and that is a major problem. Peavey is here, but he is not much of an actor on the screen. But there is still enough fun and characters to carry us on a charming romp through the days of yore, when fun was fun and it was rate G! I am a big fan of the radio show and also of the television show and I would recommend watching the movies whenever TCM runs them. Usually they run all the movies on the same day, so get your recorders ready.


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