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So's Your Aunt Emma! (1942)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 17 April 1942 (USA)
A dizzy old spinster gets involved in the boxing racket and gangland murders as is falsely accused of being notorious murderer "Ma Parker."

Director:

Jean Yarbrough

Writers:

George Bricker (screenplay), Edmond Kelso (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zasu Pitts ... Aunt Emma Bates
Roger Pryor ... Terry
Warren Hymer ... Joe
Douglas Fowley ... Gus Hammond
Gwen Kenyon ... Maris
Elizabeth Russell ... Zelda
Tristram Coffin ... Flower Henderson
Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart ... Mickey O'Banion (as Bud McTaggart)
Stanley Blystone ... Detective Miller (as Stan Blystone)
Dick Elliott ... Evans
Eleanor Counts Eleanor Counts ... Gracie
Jack Mulhall ... Burns
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Storyline

Aunt Emma Bates (Zasu Pitts), a spinster, visits the "Big Town" to see a boxing match participated in by Mickey O'Banion (Malcolm 'Bud' McTaggart), son of Emma's old fiancé who was himself a boxing champion. At the arena Emma sits next to Terry (Roger Pryor), a reporter who is trying to track down Rex Crenshaw (Irving Mitchell), lawyer for gangster "Flower" Henderson (Tristram Coffin), who has been kidnapped by rival gang-leader Gus Hammond (Douglas Fowley), and manager of Mickey. After the fight Emma is mistaken for a notorious gun-woman named Ma Parker, and suspected by Hammond's henchmen of working in the interests of Henderson. Mickey is shot during an altercation at Henderson's nightclub and is later kidnapped from the hospital by his manager's men and taken to an East Side outlaw. Emma, in an effort to free Mickey, and with the aid of Maris (Gwen Kenyon), Terry's fiancée, decides to pose as Ma Parker. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Every day is April Fool's Day when the guys and dolls of gangland mistake Aunt Emma for a gun moll from Missouri! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The real Kate Barker ("Ma" Barker) was killed in 1935. See more »

Quotes

Terry: [to the ticket seller at the arena] I see you're positively psychic, Mac. Why don't you get yourself a crystal ball and call yourself "Madame Knowsall?"
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Soundtracks

Here Comes the Bride
("The Bridal Chorus") (uncredited)
Composed by Richard Wagner (1850)
Whistled by marriage license clerk.
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Terrible ordeal to sit through
28 October 2019 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

There is little pleasure I would be getting to ever see this boring junk again. It had nothing to say, went extremely slowly against all expectations and Zasu Pitts disappointed me as the leading lady. The whole thing was just a boring completion of nonsense. Glad I forgotten this junk as much as possible, don't remind me!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aunt Emma Paints the Town See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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