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I'm from Arkansas (1944)

The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writers:

Marcy Klauber (story and screenplay), Joseph Carole (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Slim Summerville ... Juniper Jenkins aka Pa
El Brendel ... Oly
Iris Adrian ... Doris
Bruce Bennett ... Bob Hamline
Maude Eburne ... Matilda Alden Jenkins aka Ma
Cliff Nazarro ... Willie Childs
Al St. John ... Farmer (as Al 'Fuzzy' St. John)
Carolina Cotton ... Abigail 'Abby' Alden
Danny Jackson Danny Jackson ... Efus Jenkins
Paul Newlan Paul Newlan ... Farmer (as Paul 'Tiny' Newlan)
Harry Harvey ... Stowe Packing Company Representative
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... Commissioner of Agriculture
John Hamilton ... Harry Cashin - Vice President of Slowe Packing Company
Douglas Wood Douglas Wood ... Governor of Arkansas
Walter Baldwin ... Packing Company Attorney
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The national spotlight falls on Pitchfork, Arkansas when a local farmer's sow has 18 piglets. How the townspeople relate to city folk and handle fame is the ingredient for laughs.

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HEY! HEY! HAY! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1944 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film occurred in Washington DC Monday 11 August 1947 on WTTG (Channel 5), in New York City Thursday 16 October 1947 on WCBS (Channel 2), in both Philadelphia and Baltimore Sunday 27 March 1949 on WCAU (Channel 10) and on WMAR (Channel 2), and in Chicago Saturday 9 April 1949 on WGN (Channel 9). See more »

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If You Can't Go Right, Don't Go Wrong
Written by Jimmy Wakely (uncredited)
Performed by The Pied Pipers
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And I couldn't care less
7 May 2017 | by ksimkutchSee all my reviews

Oddly enough Lew Landers director of such horrors classics as "The Raven" (1935) and "The Return of the Vampire" (1943) is at helm here bringing forth to us this low-below-low budget tired redneck stereotype filled too musical-hardly a comedy.

After it makes national headlines that Esmeralda a pig gave birth to eighteen piglets multiple visitors overrun the overly southern small town of Pitchfork. Amongst them are - an all male band who grew up there, an all female band who plan on using the publicity for their own advantage, and two spies from an industrial meat factory who were sent in order to find out what "secret formula" caused that many pigs to be born.

With this kind of a ridiculous plot the film takes an extremely lazy route and gives each of it's characters only one clichéd characteristic as an identifier. You have your old fools (Slim Summerville), Cynical gals (Iris Adrian), feisty elderly ladies (Maude Eburne), dashing young men (Bruce Bennett), a somewhat well known musical sensation of the time appearing as themselves (Jimmy Wakely), and it just goes on.

Summerville is enjoyable especially while bantering with tenacious Eburne though to a certain extant as his mumbling southerner Walter Brennan-esque routine gets stale real quick. Adrian never got another main starring role which was lucky since her brassiness here is spread so thin it's pretty tiring after a while, Bennett's nothing special but watchable. Wakley should not have been present at all the action stops dead as soon as there's a musical number and despite them being pleasant to one's ear they're basically noting more than just filler.

At seventy minutes long this tiny and hidden for a good reason picture does provide some entertainment when it doesn't mainly and heavily rely on poor attempts at screwball comedy-like humor.


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