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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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Cast

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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Storyline

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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WOW - AND HOW! It's love keeping pace with the national speed-up program---Gorgeous gals...goofy guys blastin' the lid off a rough 'n' ready POWDER TOWN (original ad) 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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Additonal scenes were added to update the story when the United States entered World War II during the production. See more »

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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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