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I'm from Arkansas (1944)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  31 October 1944 (USA)
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The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Juniper Jenkins aka Pa
El Brendel ...
Oly
Iris Adrian ...
Doris
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Bob Hamline
Maude Eburne ...
Matilda Alden Jenkins aka Ma
Cliff Nazarro ...
Willie Childs
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Farmer (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Carolina Cotton ...
Abigail 'Abby' Alden
Danny Jackson ...
Efus Jenkins
Paul Newlan ...
Farmer (as Paul 'Tiny' Newlan)
Harry Harvey ...
Stowe Packing Company Representative
Arthur Q. Bryan ...
Commissioner of Agriculture
John Hamilton ...
Harry Cashin, Vice President of Slowe Packing Company
Douglas Wood ...
Governor of Arkansas
Walter Baldwin ...
Packing Company Attorney
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The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

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You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis (uncredited) and Charles Mitchell (uncredited)
Performed by Jimmy Wakely and The Sunshine Girls
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Low brow country comedy with too much music
16 January 2008 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

People flock to a small Arkansas town after a prize pig delivers another huge litter of young. Much music and some humor results.

Think Petticoat Junction and Green Acres or Hee Haw and then go even more rural and backward. This is a real hillbilly comedy where all of the people in the town look like your stereotypical hillbillies with the hats and the beards. Its a Snuffy Smith cartoon brought to life, only more so (Actually Snuffy had two live action films made about him). Amusing to a point, the problem for me was that the film is almost a steady stream of country music. Don't get me wrong I like country music, but there is so much of it here that there really isn't a plot so much as spoken passages to get you to the next musical number. The result is everyone is a cliché of one sort or another, simply because its the easiest way of telling who anyone is. The jokes which are one liners or arise out of the clichés are okay, but very few of them are laugh out loud funny since many are also forms of ones we've heard before.

Can you tell I'm not a fan? Your tolerance for low brow countrified jokes and "constant" country music performances will determine your mileage.


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