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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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(as Raymond McCarey)

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Chester Lauck ...
Lum Edwards (as Lum)
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Abner Peabody (as Abner)
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Chester W. Marshall
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Jane Nestor - Marshall's Secretary
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Robert Blevins
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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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Follows The Bashful Bachelor (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
(1843) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by David T. Shaw
Arranged by Thomas A. Beckett
In the score as Lum and Abner admire the U.S. Capitol Building
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small town gents help the war effort
2 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This 64 minute shortie is a collection of jokes and sight gags by Chester Lauck (Lum) and Norris Goff (Abner). They had made about eight films together, as a follow-up to their radio shows. "So This is Washington" was actually nominated for Best Sound Recording in 1944, but lost to "This Land is Mine". Small-town shopkeepers Lum & Abner think they have invented something that will help the war effort, and they rush off to offer their support. Of course they find out that things aren't easy in the big city. Kind of a Beverly Hillbillies during war-time deal... and one of the actors Alan Mowbray (plays Chester Marshall in So This is...) was ON the Beverly Hillbillies in 1968. No real big faces in this one, but all around fun, and safe for the whole family. Directed by Ray McCarey, who died quite young at 44.


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