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Smart Politics (1948)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 3 January 1948 (USA)
The growth of juvenile crime in a small town starts a movement for the building of a youth center. The project leaders discuss with the town mayor Phineas Wharton Sr. about buying an old ... See full summary »

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(screenplay), (original story) (as Monte F. Collins) | 1 more credit »
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Phineas Wharton, Sr. / Phineas Wharton, Jr.
Martha Davis ...
Singer
Candy Candido ...
Alvin, Peabody's Nephew
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Mr. Peabody
Monte Collins ...
College-Dean McKinley (as Monte F. Collins)
Billy Snyder ...
Policeman
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Murphy
Peggy Wynne ...
Miss Palmer
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Breezie of The Harmonica Boys
George Fields ...
Eddie of The Harmonica Boys
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The growth of juvenile crime in a small town starts a movement for the building of a youth center. The project leaders discuss with the town mayor Phineas Wharton Sr. about buying an old warehouse from the city, and rebuilding it as the Center. The mayor, however, has his own plans to buy it himself for another project which he would profit from. The teenagers, now attending San Juan Junior College, Freddie Trimball, Dodie Rogers, Lee Watson, Betty Rogers, Roy Donne and the rest of Monogram's non-delinquent juveniles, think otherwise and, while the mayor does buy the warehouse, he is forced to donate it to the Youth Center committee. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Laughs by the Score! Hit Songs Galore!

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Approved | See all certifications »
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3 January 1948 (USA)  »

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Death on the Down Beat  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Followed by Campus Sleuth (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Kitchen Blues
Written by Freddie Stewart and Hal Collins
Performed by Martha Davis
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Smart Politics (1948)
25 December 2004 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Correction about Harmonica Players in this movie.

They were not The Cappy Barra Harmonica Boys but "The Harmonica Boys" with: George Offerman (stand-in) Dick Paxton (stand-in) George Fields (Chromatic Harmonica Player) Don Ripps (Bass Harmonica Player) Both Fields and Ripps were outstanding harmonica players. Fields had been with The Cappy Barras and Ripps with The Borrah Minevitch Harmonica Rascals, The Cappy Barras and The Harmonica Ripples. Ripps has passed away but Fields is living in Palm Springs. Movie comment: Average "High School movie" but the Harmonica playing is excellent on two occasions. The sound tracks were dubbed by Fields and Ripps for, the two stand-ins in order to give it a quartet sound. The dubbing by these two excellent players is of a high standard. A movie well worth having, especially for Harmonica Players!


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