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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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DAMES IS DYNAMITE! Take it from two-fisted powder monkey Jeems O'Shea! Detonating drama of life and love keyed to the stepped-up tempo of a vital area gone all-out for victory...Young romance in the hands of the war gods! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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19 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Cidade da Pólvora  »

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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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John Twist was originally assigned to write the screenplay, but his credit was later downgraded to "contrbutor to screenplay construction". See more »

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Wonderful little film.
15 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's on one of my Beta tapes and I still watch it now and then. To see Ed O'Brien so young and not portraying his usual overbearing character types is so refreshing. He really sold the absent minded professor act. Victor MacLagen was his terrific blustering strong and goodhearted self. But my hat and eyes go to June Havoc, the sister of Gypsy Rose Lee. She looks so shapely and sexy whether in a dress or those hot pants and blouse. that she overshadows Dorothy Lovett the love interest of O'Brien]. Some of the action stunts looks as though NO stunt doubles were used. Yes. a small well done B entry that had a simple plot with several themes from romance, comedy sci-fi,action and more than a touch of whimsy. For me it is right up there with Q PLANES with Ralph Richardson and Larry Olivier as unsung films that should be praised more. I hope that both of these films see the light of DVD before my VHS tapes wear out.


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