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Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Musical | 1 April 1952 (USA)
Shy farmboy loves his next-door neighbor, but she dreams of going to the big city. Then she gets mixed up with big-city gangsters.


Claude Binyon




Complete credited cast:
Alan Young ... Aaron Slick
Dinah Shore ... Josie Berry
Robert Merrill Robert Merrill ... Bill Merridew
Adele Jergens ... Gladys
Minerva Urecal ... Mrs. Peabody
Martha Stewart ... Soubrette
Fritz Feld ... Headwaiter
Veda Ann Borg ... Girl in Red
Chick Chandler ... Pitchman


Country bumpkin Aaron Slick has been unsuccessfully courting pretty young widow Josie Berry for years. Josie yearns for a fling in the big city. With $20,000 from a crooked deal stashed in their trunk, Bill Merridew and his "kissing cousin" Gladys, stars, in a relative sense, of a touring tent show stop at Josie's farm. Merridew, actually hiding out, thinks there is oil on the farm and Aaron, knowing otherwise, tricks him into buying the farm for a large sum. Josie takes the money and runs to Chicago, with Merridew, realizing he was tricked, in hot pursuit. Aaron arrives in time to keep Josie from letting Merridew "invest" her money. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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IT'S THE MUSICAL THAT'S GOT EVERYTHING! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

1 April 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Marshmallow Moon See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Merrill broke his contract with the Metropolitan Opera in order to make this film. See more »


Referenced in The Dinah Shore Show: Episode #1.11 (1952) See more »


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Delightful Time
25 October 2012 | by StanjauditSee all my reviews

This is a wonderful show with an outstanding cast. The movie is based on the play Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick, a delightful play. When I was in Jr. High School we put this play on in our church and I played the part of Aaron Slick. So.i was quite naturally drawn to this title on Netflix.

This was the time period when musicals were popular but somehow this movie missed the mainstream even with such a power house lineup that included Robert Merrill, Dinah Shore and Edy Williams. One cannot go wrong by spending time with this movie. It is a great family movie! So grab the kids pop some corn and snuggle up and enjoy some fine entertainment. I had a blast as a kid participating in the play as Aaron Slick.

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