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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 »

Director:

John G. Blystone

Writers:

George Ade (play), Gladys Lehman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Rogers ... Jim Hackler
Evelyn Venable ... Lucy Rigby
Kent Taylor ... Ben Harvey
Louise Dresser ... Mrs. Rigby
Mickey Rooney ... Freckles
Berton Churchill ... Elias Rigby
Frank Melton ... Hy Cleaver
Robert McWade ... Tom Craden
Russell Simpson ... Vance Jimmison
William V. Mong ... Uncle Eck
Jan Duggan ... Abigail
Gay Seabrook Gay Seabrook ... Lorna Craden
Charles Middleton ... Riley Cleaver
Erville Alderson ... Wilson Prewitt
Stepin Fetchit ... Sass (Sassafras)
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Storyline

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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YOUR FAVORITE STAR in his HAPPIEST ROLE! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le démon de la politique See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Version of The County Chairman (1914) See more »

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Will Rogers at his Best
14 December 2012 | by rhodesgfredSee 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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