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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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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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Referenced in Peeks at Hollywood (1946) See more »

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My Bonnie (Lies Over the Ocean)
(1881) (uncredited)
Written by H.J. Fuller
Sung by Harold Peary, Nancy Gates, Freddie Mercer and Thurston Hall,
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Gildersleeve makes transition from radio to screen...
20 November 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

HAROLD PEARY brings his trademark laugh and distinctive voice to the screen in the first of the Gildersleeve films starring him in the title role. It's strictly corny, lowbrow comedy but lots of fun, an unpretentious little programmer from the early, patriotic '40s.

With a running time of one hour and two minutes, it seems more like a back to back half-hour TV situation comedy in style with the running joke being Gildersleeve's attempt to remain the bachelor guardian of two children and suspected of having marriage plans with the plain spinster mistakenly assumed to be his intended.

Nice support from JANE DARWELL as his efficient Aunt Emma, willing to help Gildersleeve with his household responsibilities and NANCY GATES as one of his charges. Much of the humor springs from Peary's comic skill with slapstick material as he mismanages everything.

CHARLES ARNT as a befuddled and irate Judge Hooker is effective in a supporting role, as is MARY FIELD as his sister, the unattractive spinster.

Anyone familiar with the Gildersleeve of radio fame is sure to enjoy this situation comedy from the Golden Age of B-film programmers.


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