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Look Who's Laughing (1941)

Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and... See full summary »


Allan Dwan


James V. Kern (story and screen play by), Don Quinn (material for Fibber McGee and Molly) | 3 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Bergen ... Edgar Bergen
Charlie McCarthy ... Charlie McCarthy
Jim Jordan ... Fibber McGee
Marian Jordan ... Molly McGee
Lucille Ball ... Julie Patterson
Lee Bonnell Lee Bonnell ... Jerry
Dorothy Lovett ... Marge
Harold Peary ... Throckmartin P. Gildersleeve
Isabel Randolph ... Mrs. Uppington
Walter Baldwin ... Bill
Neil Hamilton ... Hilary Horton
Charles Halton ... Cudahy
Harlow Wilcox Harlow Wilcox ... Mr. Collins
Spencer Charters ... Motel Manager
Jed Prouty ... Mayor


Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and Molly" radio series. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

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It's the laugh-lift of the year when radio's top-stars turn Wistful Vista into the wackiest village ever wrecked by a rampage of roars. And with Lucille Ball who loops the locals as she bombards the heart of Edgar Bergen! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Tower Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - March 7, 1942) See more »


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Did You Know?


Debut of actress (with scene actions) Sara Berner. See more »


Julie Patterson: Marriage is a strong institution, Charlie.
Charlie McCarthy: So is Alcatraz, but I wouldn't want to live there.
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Crazy Credits

Charlie McCarthy, Edgar Bergen's ventriloquist dummy, is credited as playing himself. See more »


Followed by Here We Go Again (1942) See more »


Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Charlie McCarthy
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What fun
11 May 2018 | by bryant-christensonSee all my reviews

ALthough I gave this film only a 7 (because of the thin plot and trying to make Charlie into a solo character) it was a hoot to watch. Remember, humor was simpler back then and even spouses had to be shown sleeping in separate beds. To see Bergen and Charlie live along with other radio characters like Gildersleeves and Fibber and Molly (all three translating to the screen and a live performance just fine), spotting new young stars that later would go big time (like Ball and Holloway the soda jerk), and hearing not a swear word not seeing a risque scene was priceless. This was humor before it had to be off color. An added bonus was to hear Molly do the voice of the little neighbor girl from the Fibber McGee and Molly radio show. I never knew she was the one that did the voice. It is too bad Gildersleeves comes off as rather a cad on tv because he was much more likeable on his radio show. Want to HEAR more? Seek out Greg Bell on Sirius XM for old time comedy radio shows. We have lost a great deal when it comes to today's humor.

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Release Date:

21 November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Look Who's Talking See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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