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The County Chairman (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 11 January 1935 (USA)
Based on George Ade's play which, in part, was based on an incident in a 1902 election in Wyoming, with women's-right-to-vote playing a large role. Here, Jim Hackler, local party-boss in a ... See full summary »

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... Jim Hackler
... Lucy Rigby
... Ben Harvey
... Mrs. Rigby
... Freckles
... Elias Rigby
... Hy Cleaver
... Tom Craden
... Vance Jimmison
... Uncle Eck
... Abigail
Gay Seabrook ... Lorna Craden
... Riley Cleaver
... Wilson Prewitt
... Sass (Sassafras)
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Based on George Ade's play which, in part, was based on an incident in a 1902 election in Wyoming, with women's-right-to-vote playing a large role. Here, Jim Hackler, local party-boss in a Wyoming county, has to decide to do what's right and lose the election, or what's wrong and win it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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11 January 1935 (USA)  »

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Le démon de la politique  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Referenced in The Haunted World of Edward D. Wood Jr. (1995) See more »

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Will Rogers at his Best
14 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

The other reviews do a good job of explaining the plot but omit two of the best lines from any Rogers film which illustrate his ability to comment on politics of his day or of ours. Rogers is at his relaxed best as the wily rural county chairman.

Rogers' candidate is young. This results in many people commenting and complaining about his age. As Rogers travels with the young man to drum up votes he must deal with the older voters reluctance to vote for a youngster.

"Well, I know he's young but he's getting over it everyday."

"There ain't nothing wrong with him that the calendar can't fix!"

Two of my favorites. Sadly the film has not been released on DVD.


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