This was the first film of a multli-picture deal between Andy Griffith and Universal. Griffith was so disappointed with this film, that he declined to make the other pictures that were part of the deal. See more »
Reverend Samuel D. Whitehead:
[In reply to the old gossip who said that he had played the organ for a "naked harlot"]
She was not naked. And how do you know she was a harlot? You are bearing false witness!
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Griffith brings his Andy Taylor Personna to the Big Screen....
ANGEL IN MY POCKET was a charming and folksy 1969 comedy that took Griffith's Sheriff Andy Taylor persona and brought to the big screen in the form of a devoted minister named Reverend Samuel Whitehead, who has just been assigned a new church in a rural area and all the various problems and troublesome townsfolk he has to deal with. This role is not much of a stretch for Griffith and fits him like a glove. Jerry Van Dyke is very funny as his useless brother-in-law as is Kay Medford as his meddlesome mother-in-law. Lee Meriwether makes a lovely Mrs. Whitehead. A few years later she would play Andy's wife in a CBS TV series called HEADMASTER. This old fashion comedy is predictable as they come with several film and TV veterans in supporting roles (including Andy's TV co-star Jack Dodson). Take special notice of the wonderful scene where the Reverend goes to a burlesque house to purchase an organ for the church. A light and amusing family comedy that goes a long way on Andy Griffith's considerable screen charisma.
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