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Pure Feud (1934)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  21 April 1934 (USA)
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Edgar Appletree and his sister arrive at a mountain resort for a rest cure, only to find themselves in the midst of a shooting war between the McCarthys and their neighbors.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edgar Bergen ...
Edgar Albert Appletree
Charlie McCarthy ...
Vicki Cummings ...
Edgar's Sister
Valerie Bergere ...
Ma McCarthy
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On his doctor's orders, Edgar Appletree and his sister are staying at a quiet country cabin so that Edgar can relax and calm his nerves. Upon their arrival however, they are greeted with a barrage of gunfire. Edgar learns from a boy named Charlie McCarthy that that gunfire is the result of a longstanding feud between the neighboring McCarthy and Jenkins families. Edgar also learns one interesting fact of the feud: that the warring sides stop and have meals together in part to count how many McCarthy and how many Jenkins are left. As Edgar and his sister have lunch with the clans, they learn more about Charlie, specifically his atrocious academic record and his infatuation with an Appletree of the female variety. Written by Huggo

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Edgar Albert Appletree: Do you mean to tell me that you cease hostilities just to partake in nourishment?
Charlie McCarthy: No, we stop shooting to eat.
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aka "Reuben, Reuben, I've Been Thinking"
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A Few Nice Laughs
31 October 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Pure Feud (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Edgar Appletree (Edgar Bergen) arrives in a small town with his sister. He's there to get some peace and quiet but he soon bumps into Charlie McCarthy who tells him that his family has been feuding with the Jackson's for many years now and things don't appear to be getting any more civil. I've seen nearly ten or so of these Bergen/McCarthy shorts and you never really know what you're going to get with them as some are charming and others are just downright annoying. This here made me laugh quite a few times so needless to say I'd rank this as one of the better ones. I thought the setting was a pretty good one and the screenplay actually manages to get some nice one-liners in as McCarthy tries to explain why this feud is needed. The jokes about shooting one another were actually pretty funny as was the scene where McCarthy tries flirting with the sister.


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