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He's a Cockeyed Wonder (1950)

Approved | | Comedy | 2 December 1950 (USA)
Freddie Frisby is informed by Bob Sears that he can't marry Bob's daughter, Judy, as he is only a fumbling failure as an orange picker, and Judy can do better. Freddie's prospects brighten ... See full summary »

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Peter Godfrey

Writer:

Jack Henley
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mickey Rooney ... Freddie Frisby
Terry Moore ... Judy Sears
William Demarest ... Bob Sears
Charles Arnt ... J.B. Caldwell
Ross Ford ... Ralph Caldwell
Ned Glass ... Sam Phillips
Mike Mazurki ... 'Lunk' Boxwell
Douglas Fowley ... 'Crabs' Freeley
William 'Bill' Phillips ... 'Pick' Reedley (as William Phillips)
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Freddie Frisby is informed by Bob Sears that he can't marry Bob's daughter, Judy, as he is only a fumbling failure as an orange picker, and Judy can do better. Freddie's prospects brighten up when he learns his uncle has left him his entire estate, but he learns that the estate consists entirely of a magician's paraphernalia. He decides to become a magician with Judy as his assistant, but while they are rehearsing, they are kidnapped by a band of payroll robbers. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Banditernas överman See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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On the Pickwick Drive-In Theatre's marquee, Lucille Ball and Eddie Albert are billed in Columbia's _Fuller Brush Girl, The (1950). See more »

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Any Rooney movie is a treat
24 September 2010 | by sandlot3See all my reviews

Fans of Mickey Rooney will enjoy this movie although its not one of his best. He appears a bit older than his girlfriend (the beautiful Terry Moore, 10 years his junior), but at times you don't notice it. He plays an orange tester who inherits his uncle's magic act (and Jimmy the Crow) and accidentally stumbles across a payroll robbery. There are some comical moments, especially when he is trying to learn the act as well as his interactions with Jimmy. But the picture is mostly to show off Moore in one of her first starring roles. Rooney's career unfortunately was going the other way. Luckily for his fans, the resilient Rooney never gave up and rebounded several years later.


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