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The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his "Allen's Alley" resident-character heard on Fred Allen's radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners' cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn, who re-worked most of the originals material and style. The title of this movie is a stock line- "it's a joke, son"---he would feed a befuddled Fred Allen each week. In the film, Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife's opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat ... Written by
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This is the story of how popular "(Fred) Allen's Alley" radio-show regular Kenny Delmar (as Beauregard Claghorn) won his political title. He is describes as, "a large body of a man entirely surrounded by mint juleps, magnolia blossoms and Southern tradition. So strong is his faith in the old, old South that he is perhaps the only man in all the world who is still buying Confederate Army Victory Bonds. He knows the South did NOT lose the Civil War - it was called on account of darkness." In this film, the character is placed in a sit-com format, where he delivers blustery pro-Southern statements...
While Mr. Delmar regrets a grocer's selling of Northern apples (calling them "foreign"), his wife Una Merkel (as Magnolia) prepares for a meeting of her "Daughters of Dixie" women's group. Helping decorate their living room (with a sign) is pretty daughter June Lockhart (as Mary Lou), who dates frozen foods salesman Kenneth Farrell (well-named, as Jefferson "Jeff" Davis"). Ms. Merkel is nominated to run for state Senator. Her opponent maneuvers Delmar to enter the race as a third-party candidate, to split the opposition and win. Merkel must do the right thing, but there is another obstacle...
**** It's a Joke, Son! (1/15/47) Benjamin Stoloff ~ Kenny Delmar, Una Merkel, June Lockhart, Kenneth Farrell
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