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Air Raid Wardens (1943)

Passed | | Comedy | April 1943 (USA)
Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.

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Peggy Parker
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Dan Madison (as Horace McNally)
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Millicent Norton
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Eustace Middling
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Rittenhause
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J.P. Norton
Paul Stanton ...
Capt. Biddle
Robert Emmett O'Connor ...
Charlie Beaugart (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
William Tannen ...
Joseph
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Major Scanlon
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Herman (as Phil Van Zandt)
Frederick Worlock ...
Otto (as Frederic Worlock)
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Turned down when they try to enlist, the boys do the next best thing and become air raid wardens. They uncover and foil a Nazi plot to sabotage a magnesium plant. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Their gayest film glorifies our home front heroes. See more »

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Passed | See all certifications »
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April 1943 (USA)  »

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Bombenkerle  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television broadcasts in Los Angeles Wednesday 1 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by New York City 14 October 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), by Philadelphia 9 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and by San Francisco 8 March 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Oliver: [the German spies head for their upstairs office, knocking on door] Who's there?
Rittenhause: [in a disguised voice] It's Dan.
Oliver: We're rescued, give me the key.
Stanley: I gave it to you...
Oliver: Oh did you? I don't remember you giving me the key
Oliver: I'm sure that you're - Just a minute, Dan, be right with you.
Oliver: I tell you, you did not give me the -
[gasps]
Oliver: Oh.
Rittenhause: So sorry, gentlemen.
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A Must See for all lovers of Stan and Babe!
29 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a tome to all that is World War II, Real Patriotism, and of course our guys Laurel and Hardy........ The boys are grand, and whereas others may think that it was too "Deep" or not enough slapstick, I believe it shows the depth of skill that Stan and Ollie have. I must confess, I was a bit taken aback when seeing this the first time by Stanly's speech to the board of the Air Raid Wardens.... ,... between Stan's speech and Ollie's amazingly silent expressions,... I literally wept! I was simply stunned by the boys dramatic acting abilities... I recall Ollie as a bad guy in some silents, before Stan, and of course Stan also, but never had a clue as to the extent of their talent.

I have loved Stan and Ollie for years (I am actually a cousin of Rosina Lawrence..."mary roberts" in way out west) and I was in personal contact with John McCabe before his death... (I am from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and just a few miles from Mackinac Island where John resided).

I know of what I speak, and I say IF YOU ARE A STAN AND OLLIE FAN WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!!


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