Bringing Up Father (1946)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  23 November 1946 (USA)
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Maggie and her snooty society friends fool Jiggs and his buddies down at Dinty's tavern into not only signing a petition to close the bar, but they also trick them into taking the "temperaance" pledge to forsake all alcohol.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Yule ...
Renie Riano ...
Tim Ryan ...
June Harrison ...
Wallace Chadwell ...
Danny Moore
Tom Kennedy ...
Laura Treadwell ...
Mrs. Madeleine Kermishaw
William Frambes ...
Junior Kermishaw
Pat Goldin ...
Jack Norton ...
Jack Norton - Barfly
Ferris Taylor ...
F. Newton Kermishaw
Tom Dugan ...
Hod Carrier
Casey - the Hotel Superintendent
Fred Kelsey ...
Tom - the Bartender
Charles C. Wilson ...
Frank - the Hotel Doorman (as Charles Wilson)


When Blue Book society matron, Mrs. F. Newton Kermishaw (Laura Treadwell), approaches Maggie Jiggs (Renie Riano) for help in getting an "undesirable" tenant evicted from their swank apartment house, the undesired tenant turns out to be Jiggs (Joe Yule), Maggie's husband. Danny (Wallace Chadwell), the nephew of saloon owner Dinty Moore (Tim Ryan,has designed a modern replacement for the old buildings on 10th Avenue, where Dinty's saloon is located, and Mr. F. Newton Kermishaw (Ferris Taylor), wants to acquire the property involved and has his wife, who blinds social-climber Maggie with her exalted position, push a petition which will condemn the valuable, but slummy, property. Jiggs, unaware of where the property is, gets Dinty and habituates of his bar - Fogarty (George Hickman), Grogharty (Dick Ryan), Murphy (Tom Kennedy) and McGurk (Jimmy Aubrey, as well as bartenders Tom (Fred Kelsey)and Jerry (Mike Donovan)to sign the petition. When they discover what the property is and that the ... Written by Les Adams <>

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IT'S AMERICA'S FUNNIEST COMIC STRIP BROUGHT TO LIFE! (original print ad-all caps) See more »




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23 November 1946 (USA)  »

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Follows A Hot Time in the Gym (1917) See more »


Corned Beef and Cabbage
Written by Edward F. Cline (as Eddie Cline) and Edward J. Kay
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Amusing low-budget take on the classic comic strip
14 February 2002 | by (Tumwater, Washington) – See all my reviews

Jiggs is tricked by Maggie and her unscrupulous high society friends, the Kremishaws, into getting the gang down at Dinty Moore's tavern to sign a petition to close the joint down and, what's worse, to take the pledge against drinking alcohol. Meanwhile, the Kremishaw's oily son, Junior, attempts to woo daughter Nora, much to Maggie's delight, though Nora prefers the company of Dinty's nephew, Danny, an aspiring architect. The plot is paper-thin, but serves admirably in allowing the actors to play out some of George McManus's favorite gags from the strip. Jiggs sings a chorus of "Corned Beef and Cabbage," and George McManus has a recurring cameo that lets him deliver the film's closing line. Not a great film, but one that should appeal to fans of the classic comic strip.

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