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Powder Town (1942)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  19 June 1942 (USA)
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An absent minded research scientist takes a job at a munitions factory

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Complete credited cast:
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Jeems O'Shea
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J. Quincy 'Penji' Pennant
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Dolly Smythe
Dorothy Lovett ...
Sally Dean
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Mr. Billy Meeker
Damian O'Flynn ...
Oliver Lindsay
Marten Lamont ...
Chick Parker
Roy Gordon ...
Dr. Wayne
Marion Martin ...
Sue, Blonde Piano Player
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Douglas
Frances E. Neal ...
Carol (as Frances Neal)
Julie Warren ...
Betty
Jane Woodworth ...
Helen
George Cleveland ...
Gus, Institute Janitor
John McGuire ...
Harvey Dodge (as John Maguire)
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Absent-minded professor Quincey Pennant creates a formula to transmit the impact of explosives over greater distances. Hired by the Jupiter Powder Co. to perfect and test the method, he is occasionally sidetracked by gold-digging females and formula-seeking spies. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net>

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and WHAT a Town...when the day shift goes off at the Jupiter plant...and the night shift comes on at the Rainbow Gardens Dance Hall...powdered molls and powder monkeys puttin' the "boom" in a boom town! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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19 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade da PĆ³lvora  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Excellent little SF comedy
20 May 2000 | by (Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

Probably one of the few science fiction comedies (though it is borderline SF at best) that can be described as "charming". It's genuinely funny and filled with warm, well-drawn characters--and with a truly suspenseful climax. I'd give a lot to see this available on videotape!


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