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The Town Went Wild (1944)

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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 overview, first billed only:
David Conway
Jimmy Lydon ...
Bob Harrison
Everett Conway
Tom Tully ...
Henry Harrison
Jill Browning ...
Carol Harrison
Minna Gombell ...
Marian Harrison
Maude Eburne ...
Judge Bingle
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)
Sam, Midvale District Attorney


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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Comedy | Romance






Release Date:

15 December 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La gran trifulca  »

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Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Not exactly terrible, but the film sure tried WAY too hard to be kooky.
17 August 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Town Went Wild" is a low-budget B-movie that tries way too hard. Its plot has MANY holes and the film too many cheap laughs to take very seriously or to recommend. And, perhaps this is why the film is in the public domain.

Edward Everett Horton and Tom Tully play obnoxious neighbors who have been feuding in suburbia for ages. Little do they know that their kids are planning on eloping. However, everything gets really complicated when the man in charge of the records office makes a discovery--the men's two sons were apparently switched at the hospital. So, the young couple turn out to be brother and sister! Fortunately, the marriage hadn't yet taken place, but the marriage license IS on record and both angry fathers agree, for the first time, to work together.

The film abounds with kooky plot twists and much of the humor hinges on Tully and Horton screaming--and this gets old after a while. There are some good actors in this film but the writing is inconsistent and full of dumb coincidences to take very seriously. If you don't mind a bad film, give it a try....just don't say I didn't warn you.

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