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The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

Unrated | | Comedy, Fantasy | 3 April 1944 (Sweden)
When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Heisler

Writers:

Dalton Trumbo (novel), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Donlevy ... General Andrew Jackson
William Holden ... Andrew Long
Ellen Drew ... Peggy Tobin
Montagu Love ... General George Washington
Gilbert Emery ... Mr. Thomas Jefferson
Brandon Hurst ... Mr. Chief Justice John Marshall
George Watts George Watts ... Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Rod Cameron ... Jesse James
Jimmy Conlin ... Private Henry Bartholomew Smith
Richard Webb ... Randall Stevens
Spencer Charters ... Dr. Clarence Upjohn
Minor Watson ... District Attorney Orville Beamish
Clyde Fillmore Clyde Fillmore ... Mayor Ollie Lancaster
Thomas W. Ross ... Judge Ormond Krebbs
Porter Hall ... Chief Clerk Art Slocumb
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Storyline

When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in danger of being blamed himself. In his trouble, the spirit of Andrew Jackson, whom he idolizes, visits him, and in turn, summons much high-powered talent from American history...which only Andrew can see. Can he get out of trouble before too many people think he's crazy? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 April 1944 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Min osynlige vän See more »

Filming Locations:

Carson City, Nevada, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecast took place in Chicago Tuesday 2 April 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by Milwaukee 3 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), by Seattle 5 May 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), by Omaha 14 May 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), by Detroit 21 September 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), by Grand Rapids 3 November 1959 on WOOD (Channel 8), by Asheville 4 November 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), by New York City 20 February 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2), and by Lowell MA (serving the Boston area) 14 April 1960 on WBZ (Channel 4). See more »

Quotes

Gen. Andrew Jackson: You've been trying to keep an honest accounting of city money. You've been dealing with politicians. You've been standing up for your own rights. Haven't you? Naturally, you landed in jail.
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The unremarkable Andrew
24 October 2015 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

William Holden (Andrew) gets out of bed and launches into exercises with way too much vigour. He's a tw*t. His day follows a routine in which he is obsessively punctual - to the extent that he doesn't start work until his designated start time and sits watching the clock until this time arrives. He is also an accountancy jobsworth and refuses to follow the advice of his boss to stop nosing around a discrepancy which he is asked not to worry about. He is even offered an increased salary. The film follows him to a courtroom where he must defend himself against corruption charges. However he has the help of the ghost of Andrew Jackson as played by Brian Donlevy and some other ghostly influential people. Can he walk free?

This film is pretty tedious. It's a comedy that is never funny and, as well as an annoying lead man, has several scenes where your mind wanders. A case in point is the drawn out speech that Holden gives in the courtroom. How boring! If you see a ghost, it is usually a scary experience and you certainly don't indulge in slapstick with it. It's an unbelievable story with a ridiculous leading character and not worth watching.

I bought this film because it has my name in the title and I wanted to relate to it. However, unlike me, this is all very unremarkable. I'm still waiting to see a ghost but my cousin has. And so has my aunt. And they were definitely not amusing occasions. Anyway, even as a comedy this one fails.


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