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Good Luck, Mr. Yates (1943)

 -  Drama | War  -  29 June 1943 (USA)
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Ruth Jones
Jess Barker ...
Oliver B. Yates
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Jonesey Jones
Tom Neal ...
Charlie Edmonds
Albert Bassermann ...
Dr. Carl Hesser
Henry Armetta ...
Mike Zaloris
Scotty Beckett ...
Jimmy Dixon
Tommy Cook ...
Johnny Zaloris
Frank Sully ...
Joe Briggs
Douglas Leavitt ...
Monty King
Rosina Galli ...
Katy Zaloris
William Roy ...
Plunkett (as Billy Roy)
Conrad Binyon ...
Rob Coles
Bobby Larson ...
Ross
Rudy Wissler ...
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The Three Stooges sketch "Niagara Falls" was cut from this film, but later turned up in Gents Without Cents (1944). See more »

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Bizarre censorship
17 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A pretty average wartime movie, but one that gets a mention in Tim Pat Coogan's biography of "De Valera: Long Fellow, Long Shadow".

In 1943, as Prime Minister of Eire, De Valera, made a famous/an infamous St Patrick's Day broadcast to celebrate "The Ireland Which We Dreamed Of": "cosy farmsteads, ... fields and villages ... joyous with sounds of industry, with the romping of sturdy children, the contests of athletic youths and the laughter of comely maidens, whose firesides would be forums for the wisdom of serene old age."

This fantasy (remembering what was going on at Stalingrad, North Africa, the Battle of the Atlantic and Guadancanal) provoked the US Minister in Dublin, David Gray, to write to President Roosevelt: "Meanwhile the Censor is loose again. The American flag was recently cut out of a film called 'Good luck Mr. Yates' ... Meanwhile I am surrounded by mountains of turf, some two hundred and fifty thousand tons, all brought from the interior with American gasoline. If I go nuts can you blame me?"


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