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Chicken Every Sunday (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 4 July 1949 (Sweden)
A rueful wife (circa 1910) recalls 20 years of her husband's financial fumbles, as she keeps a boarding house to support the family.

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Tucson, Arizona, circa 1910: Emily Hefferan wants a divorce. In flashback, she recalls twenty years of marriage to Jim Hefferan, who sinks every cent of each new windfall in harebrained investments. Emily only keeps a roof over the family by taking in boarders...more and more of them. But Jim's latest deal goes just a little too far. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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More fun than you've had in a month of Sundays! See more »

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4 July 1949 (Sweden)  »

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Du poulet tous les dimanches  »

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Warner Bros. first bought the rights to the novel in 1944 and Mervyn LeRoy was hired as the director. But Warners subsequently sold the property to Fox. See more »

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Emily Hefferan: There are other homes in town that take in guests.
Rita Kirby: Yeah, I tried 'em all. Those dumps are full too. I mean... nice place you got here.
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Spoofed in Rabbit Every Monday (1951) See more »

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Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
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Music by Percy Wenrich
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Classic American cinema, circa mid-20th century
11 August 2003 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

From the novel by Rosemary Drachman Taylor -- who wrote some sequels as well -- this film more or less accurately portrays the life of a pioneer Tucson family at the turn of the last century. As such, it cannot survive much fictional tampering or other kinds of cinematic tricks. It has to be taken strictly as a straightforward tale of ordinary people engaged in ordinary life struggles.

What sets it apart from other stories of its kind is the unique character of the entrepreneurial father, as played moderately well by the late Dan Dailey. An engaging man who was known as well as an accomplished dancer, he played the role of the author's father always looking for but never quite arriving on "Easy Street." Celeste Holm, who has come to be almost a legend in her own time, is the long-suffering but constant and practical mother.

Certain license is involved with some outdoor takes, but on the whole I recommend the film highly as an amusing and true story. Don't be put off by the absence of any clever or unusual plot twists or weird characters. This is the very definition of "G" rated.

OK, so I have to admit that I grew up a few houses down from the actual Drachman house. Give me a break.


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