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Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick (1952)

Approved | | 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.






Complete credited cast:
... Aaron Slick
... Josie Berry
Robert Merrill ... Bill Merridew
... Gladys
... Mrs. Peabody
... Soubrette
... Headwaiter
... Girl in Red
... 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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A DOZEN-AND-ONE TUNE HITS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »




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Release Date:

1 April 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Marshmallow Moon  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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At one point a waiter in a diner says, "Give that Perlberg-Seaton order special attention". William Perlberg was the film's producer and George Seaton was its writer. See more »


Referenced in The Dinah Shore Show: Episode dated 1 January 1952 (1952) See more »


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Uninspired oddity is better left forgotten...
1 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

It's not that ALAN YOUNG and DINAH SHORE don't try to bring some life to a lifeless, uninspired script co-authored by Claude Binyon, who directed this mess. Considering what they have to work with, they sometimes rise to the occasion and produce a few chuckles. And as the villains of the piece, ROBERT MERRILL and ADELE JERGENS contribute somewhat to what few laughs there are.

Shore is a country bumpkin lass who longs for the big city and is taken in by on-the-lam gangsters (Merrill and Jergens) who are really after the $20,000 worth of savings. Young is the equally country hick neighbor enamored by Shore and willing to go to the extreme to extricate her from the clutches of the villains.

It has a L'IL ABNER flavor to the sets and costumes but the score is rather commonplace and no help in bringing any entertainment value to the ponderous farce.

It's films like this that probably put a hex on DINAH SHORE's stab at a film career. Wisely, she was content to enjoy her TV stardom.

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