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It’s a Joke, Son



It’s a Joke, Son

It’s a Joke, Son – The first Eagle-Lion film stars Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn, his “Allen’s Alley” resident-character heard on Fred Allen’s radio program. Claghorn was a blustery, one-man-Chamber-of-Commerce for all things Southern, who had no tolerence for anything north of the Mason-Dixon line, although he made allowances for South Philly. The character inspired the creation of one of the most popular of the Warners’ cartoon characters, Foghorn Leghorn.¬†Claghorn gets into some financial difficulties and is forced by a machine-political gang to enter a race for state senator against his wife (Una Merkel) who appears to have a good chance to beat the political hack backed by the machine. Claghorn is in to siphon votes and ensure his wife’s opponent will win and is expected to run a campaign that will defeat himself and his wife. But, he runs to win and the machine’s henchies abduct him. Great family flick with lots of southern charm.

Starring: Kenny Delmar, Una Merkel, June Lockhart, Kenneth Farrell. 1947 – BW – 63 Minutes – Digitally remastered.

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