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It's a Joke, Son! (1947)

 -  Comedy  -  15 January 1947 (USA)
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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, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Kenny Delmar ...
Una Merkel ...
Mrs.Magnolia Claghorn
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Mary Lou Claghorn
Kenneth Farrell ...
Jefferson 'Jeff' Davis
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Big Dan Healey
Jimmy Conlin ...
Senator Alexander P. Leeds
Matt Willis ...
Ace, Healey's Henchman
Ralph Sanford ...
Knifey, Healey's Henchman
Daisy ...
Daisy
Vera Lewis ...
Hortense Dimwitty
Margaret McWade ...
Jennifer Whipple
Ida Moore ...
Matilda Whipple
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Byron Foulger ...
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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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Funniest Man of the Year in the Happiest Hit in Years!

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15 January 1947 (USA)  »

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It's a Joke, Son. A Joke that is.
1 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Every time I see this film I want to yell out loud, "Save you're Confederate money, Boys! The South's gonna rise again!". This was a laugh a minute all the way through. Of course, you can see that Claghorn was the inspiration for Foghorn Leghorn from the Saturday Morning cartoons. It may not be politically correct, but it is funny.


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