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The Town Went Wild (1944)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  15 December 1944 (USA)
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Feuding fathers deal with the shocking news that their sons were switched at birth, meaning that one of their daughters is about to marry her own brother.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Freddie Bartholomew ...
David Conway
Jimmy Lydon ...
Bob Harrison
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Everett Conway
Tom Tully ...
Henry Harrison
Jill Browning ...
Carol Harrison
Minna Gombell ...
Marian Harrison
Maude Eburne ...
Judge Bingle
Charles Halton ...
Mr. Tweedle
Ruth Lee ...
Lucille Conway
Roberta Smith ...
Millie Walker
Ferris Taylor ...
Mr. Walker
Jimmy Conlin ...
Lemuel Jones, Justice of the Peace
Monte Collins ...
Oscar, Public Defender
Olin Howland ...
Bit Part (as Olin Howland)
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Sam, Midvale District Attorney
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Feuding fathers deal with the shocking news that their sons were switched at birth, meaning that one of their daughters is about to marry her own brother.

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Freddie Bartholomew Leaves Town
5 April 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Before taking an assignment in Alaska, aspiring engineer Freddie Bartholomew (as David "Davy" Conway) decides to marry beautiful blonde sweetheart Jill Browning (as Carol Harrison). Her brother Jimmy Lydon (as Robert "Bob" Harrison) is also Mr. Bartholomew's best friend and neighbor. Since fathers Edward Everett Horton (as Everett Conway) and Tom Tully (as Henry Harrison) are always bickering, the youngsters leave town to elope. Meanwhile, their parents learn Bartholomew and Mr. Lydon, born on the same day, were switched at birth - meaning Bartholomew is about to marry his sister!

"The Town Went Wild" is notable as the last starring feature for Bartholomew. A wildly popular "child" star and moderately popular "teen" star, Bartholomew is appealing, but obviously not destined to be a leading man. Here, he appears capable of a Roddy McDowall-type career, but it was not in the cards. Bartholomew made a few more appearances, mostly on television. This is not a big budget film, but neither is it poor. Bartholomew is joined by a gorgeous girlfriend, his friend Lydon, and a capable cast of co-stars. Alas, the story failed them; nobody was laughing at incest comedy.

***** The Town Went Wild (12/15/44) Ralph Murphy ~ Freddie Bartholomew, Jimmy Lydon, Edward Everett Horton, Tom Tully


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