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Pardon My Past (1945)

 -  Comedy  -  26 January 1946 (USA)
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Eddie York / Francis Pemberton
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 5, 1947 with Marguerite Chapman and William Demarest reprising their film roles. See more »

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Referenced in Charmed: Pardon My Past (2000) See more »

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MacMurray's Tribute to his Home
7 November 2004 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

While Fred MacMurray had always held warm feelings for the hometown where he had always been a star, regardless of his Hollywood career, he used Pardon My Past to deliver his most direct tribute to the small Wisconsin community of Beaver Dam.

During MacMurray's childhood, Beaver Dam was relatively isolated at the center point between Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay. Before the advent of the freeway, none of these cities were any less than a day's travel one-way. So, the budding star had to make due with his limited audience, and never disappointed his hometown.

Pardon My Past was the only movie MacMurray ever produced himself. It is the story of two GIs coming back to America after World War II, heading to Beaver Dam to start a mink farm. The city is made reference to no fewer than eight times, or once every eleven minutes, in the movie.

Fred never forgot his roots, he never grew too far away from his home. He adored the friends he made and he loved the city of Beaver Dam up until the day of his death in 1991. He was truly a rarity from any era of Hollywood, and, speaking as a fellow graduate of Beaver Dam High School, we are proud to have called him our own.


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