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Uncle Joe (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music
Young girl, sent to the country to avoid the amours of an artist, meets up with her backwards inventor uncle Joe and four country boys, who must all band together to keep the bank from ... See full summary »

Directors:

Howard M. Railsback, William Strohbach (as Raymond E. Swartley)

Writers:

G.M. Rohrbach (story) (as Glenn Rohrbach), Al Weeks (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Slim Summerville ... Joe Butterworth
Zasu Pitts ... Julia Jordan
Gale Storm ... Clare Day
William B. Davidson ... J. K. Day
Dorothy Peterson ... Margaret Day
Dick Hogan ... Bill Jones
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Dick
Jimmy Butler ... Bob
Maynard Holmes ... Skinny
Brenda Henderson Brenda Henderson ... Ann
Howard C. Hickman ... Banker Jones (as Howard Hickman)
John Holland ... Paul Darcey
Marvin Hatley Marvin Hatley ... Bandleader Marvin Hartley
Susan 'Honey' Lamb Susan 'Honey' Lamb ... Land of Nod Singer
Marvin Hartley Orchestra Marvin Hartley Orchestra ... Orchestra
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Storyline

Young girl, sent to the country to avoid the amours of an artist, meets up with her backwards inventor uncle Joe and four country boys, who must all band together to keep the bank from forclosing on a friend of the family. Written by <goertzen@oregontrail.net>

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Runs Like a Deere (original poster)

Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the songs written for the film, 'Woogie Hula' and 'Land of Nod', are performed during a radio broadcast by a female vocal trio and a solo female vocalist respectively, nether of which are credited. No information has been submitted regarding the identities of these performers. See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful Dreamer
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Performed on musical instruments by Slim Summerville, Gale Storm, Dick Hogan, Frank Coghlan Jr., Maynard Holmes and Jimmy Butler
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Modest, Enjoyable Programmer
18 September 2015 | by earlytalkieSee all my reviews

At 51 minutes running time, UNCLE JOE is a shorty, like the Hal Roach Streamliners of the era. With old pros like Slim Summerville and ZaSu Pitts, the enjoyment factor is high. This was one of Gale Storm's very first pictures, and she shares several scenes with ZaSu, who would be her co-star 15 years later in THE GALE STORM SHOW. There are several songs in the picture. The first, Woogie Hula, is competently sung by the Tanner Sisters, whom I recognize from ALL American CO-ED.The second, sung very nicely by a singer known as Honey Lamb, is The Land of Nod. This song has possibly the most bizarre lyrics ever heard in a picture. Gale Storm does not sing here, but she does play the accordion. In all, this pleasant little picture will give you a few chuckles in it's brief running time. If you like Gale Storm, ZaSu Pitts or Slim Summerville, this will appeal to you.


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