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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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What a great and cute movie from the golden era of Hollywood
15 March 2006 | by andy1066See all my reviews

This is another one of those gems from Hollywoods golden era of film-making. They just don't make 'em like that anymore and never will either. It is a shame this isn't available on VHS or DVD. Our star William Holden gets into serious legal troubles and is visited by the ghost of Andrew Jackson, who in turn bring along a whole group of famous founding fathers to solve the problem with, of course, very funny situations. Great movie, I haven't seen it in years so forgive the somewhat fuzzy plot summary but trust me it is great film. It has been shown on AMC I believe in the past. This is a early William Holden film and he is in fine form. Brian Donlevy plays Andrew Jackson with Montague Love as Gen. George Washington (great character actor). Let's hope this gem will be available soon


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