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Joe and Ethel Turp Call on the President (1939)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 December 1939 (USA)
Brooklyn residents Joe Turp (William Gargan) and his wife, Ethel (Ann Sothern), travel to Washington D. C. to call on the US President (Lewis Stone)to make a pleas on the behalf of their ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert B. Sinclair

Writers:

Melville Baker, Damon Runyon (story "A Call on the President")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sothern ... Ethel Turp
Lewis Stone ... The President
Walter Brennan ... Jim
William Gargan ... Joe Turp
Marsha Hunt ... Kitty Crusper
Tom Neal ... Johnny Crusper
James Bush ... Henry Crusper
Don Costello ... Fred
Muriel Hutchison ... Francine La Vaughn aka Jennie
Jack Norton ... Parker
Aldrich Bowker ... Mike O'Brien
Frederick Burton ... Bishop Bannon
Al Shean ... Father Reicher
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Pat Donegan
Cliff Clark Cliff Clark ... Garage Owner
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Brooklyn residents Joe Turp (William Gargan) and his wife, Ethel (Ann Sothern), travel to Washington D. C. to call on the US President (Lewis Stone)to make a pleas on the behalf of their mailman, Jim (Walter Brennan), is who about to be sacked for illegally opening and destroying a letter. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This film's initial telecast in Los Angeles took place Tuesday 27 August 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in Philadelphia it first aired Monday 3 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New York City 4 July 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 4 August 1963 on KGO (Channel 7). Presently, it's in the Turner Classic Movies film library, having been last shown on TNT in November 1988 and on TCM in July 1996, but more recent legal complications have arisen which prevent its being aired again on TCM and its commercial distribution on DVD. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Heroica Mentira See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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