The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and...
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The advertising slogans of Jimmy Hanagan (Tom Brown) and the lab reports reveal that the patented prepared pudding invented by Lemuel P. Twine (Hugh Herbert) has a treasure of Vitamin Z and is full of Zumph. Lemuel's daughter, Helen Barbara Twine (Peggy Moran) is in love with Jimmy, but her mother, Minerva (Catherine Doucet), wants her to marry Lester Cadwalader, Jr. (William Henry), son of Lester Cadwalader, Sr. (Guy Kibbee), political boss of the city, and mentor and whip of Mayor Moe Carson (Edgar Kennedy). Cadwalader is backing Twine for Mayor even though he knows he can't win, as he wants to keep a stronger candidate out of the running. But after the discovery of Zumph in Twine's pudding, Cadwalader realizes that Twine will win the election. He has Twine's pudding branded as a fake and Twine as a fraud. But Lemuel comes from a long line of fighting Twines and, as he dozes, his ancestors appear before him telling him to fight to the end.Written by
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There's One Born Every Minute marked the debut of Elizabeth Taylor
There are two reasons I decided to watch this obscure movie: 1) Elizabeth Taylor-10 at the time-made her film debut here and 2) Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer made one of his post-"Our Gang" appearances here. They play the siblings of much older sister Peggy Moran whose only other film appearance I've seen was in One Night in the Tropics-Abbott & Costello's first movie. Like there, she also plays a humorously aggressive female not resistant to being a bit rude to men. Besides Alfalfa, another former cast member of his former series (though in entries way before his arrival) that appeared here was Edgar Kennedy who was a cop there. Here, he's a mayor who always corrects himself-or tries to-when using wrong contractions. Alfalfa would eventually be a player in my favorite movie-It's a Wonderful Life-and so would a fellow player here-Charles Halton. Neither appeared together there or here. The actual star is Hugh Herbert, a comedian who plays two roles here. I'll just say this was quite funny and screwy with all those players and some plot developments that must be seen to be believed. The version I saw on YouTube was washed out so if this is ever on DVD, I hope to see a clearer copy someday...
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