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So This Is Washington (1943)

Approved | | Comedy | August 1943 (USA)
Lum and Abner go to Washington to aid in the war effort by giving the government what they think is a good substitute for rubber--Abner's homemade licorice.

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Complete credited cast:
Chester Lauck ...
Lum Edwards (as Lum)
Norris Goff ...
Abner Peabody (as Abner)
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Chester W. Marshall
Mildred Coles ...
Jane Nestor - Marshall's Secretary
Roger Clark ...
Robert Blevins
Sarah Padden ...
Aunt Charity Speers
Matt McHugh ...
Stranger in Park Renting 'Rooms'
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Lum and Abner go to Washington to aid in the war effort by giving the government what they think is a good substitute for rubber--Abner's homemade licorice.

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A HAY-MAKER of LAUGHTER... with our corn-fed cronies cuttin' up in the Capital!

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Connections

Follows The Bashful Bachelor (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Battle Hymn of the Republic
(circa 1856) (uncredited)
Music by William Steffe
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe (1862)
In the score as Lum and Abner admire the Lincoln Memorial
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17 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you grew up in the 30's when there was no TV but only RADIO, you would have found this film very entertaining. Chester Lauck was one of the veteran stars of this film on the "Lum & Abner" show on CBS, NBC in the good Old Radio Days. This film enabled the public to actually view their radio stars on the big screen and their comedy made this film a great success. The big events in the film happened in the local general store in the STICKS (or rural country) and the artificial invention for rubber is discovered and the local town decides to bring their invention to Washington, D.C., where this discovery can be utilized in WW II. This is truly a great Classic film and can only be enjoyed by a select few from the Past.


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