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The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 3 April 1944 (Sweden)
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in ... See full summary »

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Andrew Long
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Peggy Tobin
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General George Washington
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Mr. Thomas Jefferson
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Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall
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Dr. Benjamin Franklin
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Jesse James
Jimmy Conlin ...
Private Henry Bartholomew Smith
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Randall Stevens
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Dr. Clarence Upjohn
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District Attorney Orville Beamish
Clyde Fillmore ...
Mayor Ollie Lancaster
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Judge Ormond Krebbs
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Chief Clerk Art Slocumb
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When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Chicago Tuesday 2 April 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Milwaukee 3 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), by Seattle 5 May 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), by Omaha 14 May 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), by Detroit 21 September 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), by Grand Rapids 3 November 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), by Asheville 4 November 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), by New York City 20 February 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2), and by Lowell MA (serving the Boston area) 14 April 1960 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

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Gen. Andrew Jackson: You've been trying to keep an honest accounting of city money. You've been dealing with politicians. You've been standing up for your own rights. Haven't you? Naturally, you landed in jail.
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What a great and cute movie from the golden era of Hollywood
15 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is another one of those gems from Hollywoods golden era of film-making. They just don't make 'em like that anymore and never will either. It is a shame this isn't available on VHS or DVD. Our star William Holden gets into serious legal troubles and is visited by the ghost of Andrew Jackson, who in turn bring along a whole group of famous founding fathers to solve the problem with, of course, very funny situations. Great movie, I haven't seen it in years so forgive the somewhat fuzzy plot summary but trust me it is great film. It has been shown on AMC I believe in the past. This is a early William Holden film and he is in fine form. Brian Donlevy plays Andrew Jackson with Montague Love as Gen. George Washington (great character actor). Let's hope this gem will be available soon


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