MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 50,343 this week

Joan of Ozark (1942)

 -  Action | Comedy | Musical  -  15 July 1942 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 17 users  
Reviews: 2 user

During World War II, a yodeling hillbilly singer goes undercover to expose a ring of Nazi spies operating in the United States.

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1377 titles
created 24 Nov 2012
 
a list of 317 titles
created 16 Feb 2013
 
a list of 3170 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Joan of Ozark (1942)

Joan of Ozark (1942) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Joan of Ozark.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Judy Canova ...
Judy Hull
...
Cliff Little
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Eddie McCabe
Jerome Cowan ...
Phillip Munson
Alexander Granach ...
Guido
...
Marie Lamont
Otto Reichow ...
Otto
Donald Curtis ...
Leonard Jones
Wolfgang Zilzer ...
Kurt (as Wolfgang Zilser)
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ...
Hans (as H. H. Von Twardowski)
Harry Hayden ...
Mayor Fadden
Wilhelm von Brincken ...
German Radio Operator (as William Vaughn)
Edit

Storyline

Ozark thrush Judy Hull inadvertently shoots a pigeon carrying a message from a secret Nazi spy nest in the United States, and becomes a national heroine. Philip Munson ,head of the spy ring with headquarters in a secret room at the "Club 76", which he operates, receives orders from the Gestapo to immediately liquidate her as an object lesson to all Americans who might try to emulate her. When theatrical agents Cliff Little and Eddie McCabe come to Munson's office with Marie Lamont , a dancer they are trying to promote, Munson conceives a scheme whereby Judy will be brought to him, rather than him going to the Ozarks to liquidate her. He tells Little and McCabe that if they will produce the now-famous Judy Hull as an entertainer at his club, he might be interested in making a deal to employ their client Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nazi | gestapo | singer | hillbilly | dancer | See more »

Taglines:

THEY'LL FLOOR YOU! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Musical | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 July 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Joan of Ozark  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 5, 1945 with Judy Canova and Joe E. Brown reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

Cliff Little (Joe E. Brown) states that the Ozarks are mountains. Wrong! They are actually hills. See more »

Soundtracks

Pull the Trigger
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Music by Harry Revel
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Strictly From The Piney Woods
18 February 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

It is still fascinating at just how much America's movie going public apparently wanted to believe that we were facing idiots during World War II. There can be no other explanation for Joan Of Ozark, especially coming out in early 1942 when major studios let alone B picture studios like Republic were rushing out with propaganda films of very dubious quality.

What's sad to me was that Joe E. Brown and Judy Canova were a good team with their popularity in the red states. It's too bad they didn't get better material.

Joan Of Ozark finds Judy in her hillbilly persona accidentally shooting down a carrier pigeon that is carrying secret coded messages from a Nazi spy headquarters in The Ozarks. Immediately she's proclaimed a national heroine, but in Berlin she's the deepest darkest kind of villain impeding the Nazi war machine. Orders straight from Himmler come to get Judy Canova and make her an example lest more John Q. Citizens interfere.

How to do it though? The head of the spy ring Jerome Cowan comes up with a brilliant idea. Cowan also doubles as a nightclub owner and he gets gullible agents Joe E. Brown and Eddie Foy, Jr., to stop trying to sell their client Anne Jeffreys and go to the Ozarks and fetch Judy as a club attraction, the better for the Nazis to get access.

Of course Joe and Judy in their guileless ways manage to foil the villains of course. You expected something else?

As an example of wartime propaganda of the worst kind you'd have to go some to find something worse than Joan Of Ozark. All the cast members do deserve some kind of commendation for managing to keep a straight face through all this drivel.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Joan of Ozark (1942) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?