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Sleepy Lagoon (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Musical  |  5 September 1943 (USA)
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Transient workers are pouring into Sleepy Lagoon by the thousands to work in the local defense factories, with no means of finding good clean fun in a town that has been moribund as its ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Judy Canova ...
Dennis Day ...
Lancelot Hillie
Ruth Donnelly ...
Sarah Rogers
Joe Sawyer ...
Lumpy
Ernest Truex ...
Dudley Joyner
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J. 'The Brain' Lucarno
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Cyrus Coates
Herbert Corthell ...
Sheriff Bates
Ellen Lowe ...
Mrs. Simms
Forrest Taylor ...
Samuel
Kitty McHugh ...
Mrs. Small
Eddy Chandler ...
Ticket Seller (as Eddie Chandler)
Jack Raymond ...
Joe, the Clown
Margaret Reid ...
Mrs. Crumm
Mike Riley ...
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Transient workers are pouring into Sleepy Lagoon by the thousands to work in the local defense factories, with no means of finding good clean fun in a town that has been moribund as its name for years past. They have been squandering their earnings and going into debt at the gambling houses, hostesses-provided dance halls and saloons that have opened up overnight. Judy Joyner, young radio personality whose voice is heard nightly over the local radio station, is put up as mayoralty candidate on an all-femme reform ticket, backed by suffragette Sarah Rogers, and wins the election easily against the shady politicians headed by pork-barreling Mayor Cyrus Coates. Mrs. Crumm is chosen by Judy to be the new chief-of-police. Judy thinks re-opening the derelict old amusement park down by the shore will serve as the amusement place needed to solve the problems, and sends for her Uncle Dudley, a carnival man from way back, to be the manager. But Jay Lucarne, alias The Brain, the gambling ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE TOWN OF "SLEEPY LAGOON" WAKES UP WITH A BANG WHEN MAYOR JUDY CANOVA STARTS A CLEANUP OF LOCAL SWINDLERS! See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Musical

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5 September 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bandidos, Mulheres e Jogo  »

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Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Phil Ohman
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And lots of sleepy goons also...but fun.

Transient workers are pouring into Sleepy Lagoon by the thousands to work in the local defense factories, with no means of finding good clean fun in a town that has been moribund as its name for years past. They have been squandering their earnings and going into debt at the gambling houses, hostesses-provided dance halls and saloons that have opened up overnight.

Judy Joyner (Judy Canova), young radio personality whose voice is heard nightly over the local radio station, is put up as mayoralty candidate on an all-femme reform ticket, backed by suffragette Sarah Rogers (Ruth Donnelly), and wins the election easily against the shady politicians headed by pork-barreling Mayor Cyrus Coates (Will Wright.)Mrs. Crumm (Margaret Reid) is chosen by Judy to be the new chief-of-police.

Judy thinks re-opening the derelict old amusement park down by the shore will serve as the amusement place needed to solve the problems, and sends for her Uncle Dudley (Ernest Truex), a carnival man from way back, to be the manager.

But Jay Lucarne, alias The Brain (Douglas Fowley), the gambling racketeer for whom Dudley stooges for a living, sees the Sleepy Lagoon set-up as a fool-proof dish of gravy into which he can dip his fingers with full official protection of the girl-mayor, unknowingly to her. He forces Dudley, with a gun in his back and threats against his niece, to accept the job and The Brain and his gang of thugs move in on Sleepy Lagoon. Before long, a flourishing gambling hall is being run in a subterranean hall beneath the park...and Judy is facing charges of political corruption.


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