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Air Raid Wardens (1943)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | April 1943 (USA)
Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.

Director:

Edward Sedgwick

Writers:

Martin Rackin (original screenplay), Jack Jevne (original screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stan Laurel ... Stanley
Oliver Hardy ... Oliver
Edgar Kennedy ... Joe Bledsoe
Jacqueline White ... Peggy Parker
Stephen McNally ... Dan Madison (as Horace McNally)
Nella Walker ... Millicent Norton
Donald Meek ... Eustace Middling
Henry O'Neill ... Rittenhause
Howard Freeman ... J.P. Norton
Paul Stanton ... Capt. Biddle
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Charlie Beaugart (as Robert Emmet O'Connor)
William Tannen ... Joseph
Russell Hicks ... Maj. Scanlon
Philip Van Zandt ... Herman (as Phil Van Zandt)
Frederick Worlock ... Otto (as Frederic Worlock)
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Storyline

Turned down when they try to enlist, the boys do the next best thing and become air raid wardens. They uncover and foil a Nazi plot to sabotage a magnesium plant. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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THEIR GAYEST FILM GLORIFIES OUR HOME FRONT HEROES! (original half-sheet poster-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombenkerle See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists for this movie were not seen in the final print. These were (with their character names): Jack Gardner (Johnson), Milton Kibbee (Lem) and Rose Hobart (Norton's Secretary). See more »

Quotes

Air Raid Warden: One helmet, one new arm band, one gas mask, and one whistle.
Dan Madison: Be sure to sign a receipt for your equipment, men.
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A Must See for all lovers of Stan and Babe!
29 September 2008 | by kingarthurupSee all my reviews

This movie is a tome to all that is World War II, Real Patriotism, and of course our guys Laurel and Hardy........ The boys are grand, and whereas others may think that it was too "Deep" or not enough slapstick, I believe it shows the depth of skill that Stan and Ollie have. I must confess, I was a bit taken aback when seeing this the first time by Stanly's speech to the board of the Air Raid Wardens.... ,... between Stan's speech and Ollie's amazingly silent expressions,... I literally wept! I was simply stunned by the boys dramatic acting abilities... I recall Ollie as a bad guy in some silents, before Stan, and of course Stan also, but never had a clue as to the extent of their talent.

I have loved Stan and Ollie for years (I am actually a cousin of Rosina Lawrence..."mary roberts" in way out west) and I was in personal contact with John McCabe before his death... (I am from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and just a few miles from Mackinac Island where John resided).

I know of what I speak, and I say IF YOU ARE A STAN AND OLLIE FAN WATCH THIS MOVIE!!!!


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