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Feudin', Fussin' and A-Fightin' (1948)

Approved | | Comedy | June 1948 (USA)
A fast-talking salesman is "kidnapped" by a town, which intends to use him in its annual race with a rival community.

Director:

George Sherman

Writers:

D.D. Beauchamp (screenplay), D.D. Beauchamp (story The Wonderful Race at Rimrock)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Donald O'Connor ... Wilbur McMurty
Marjorie Main ... Maribel Mathews
Percy Kilbride ... Billy Caswell
Penny Edwards ... Libby Mathews
Joe Besser ... Sharkey Dolan
Harry Shannon ... Chauncey
Fred Kohler Jr. ... Emory Tuttle
Howland Chamberlain ... Doc Overholt
Edmund Cobb ... Stage Driver
Joel Friedkin Joel Friedkin ... Stage Passenger
I. Stanford Jolley ... Guard
The Sportsmen Quartet The Sportsmen Quartet ... The Quartette (voice)
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A fast-talking salesman is "kidnapped" by a town, which intends to use him in its annual race with a rival community.

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salesman | small town | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wonderful Race at Rimrock See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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D.D. Beauchamp's original story first appeared in Collier's Magazine. See more »

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Feudin' and Fightin'
Written and Composed by Burton Lane and Al Dubin
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Donald O'Connor, Marjorie Main, and Percy Kilbride and that's it.
22 April 2009 | by jeromec-2See all my reviews

Do you like musical comedies? Then this is your cup of tea. It has two really terrific musical entries. Donald O'Connor is a good dancer, but he is not particularly creative. Me and my shadow is terrific, but not entirely original.

The plot has a lot of fluff. O'Connor plays the part of a fast talking salesman. He tries to sell his wares in a town of 275. When it's time to leave, Marjorie Main and Percy Kilbride see him run after a stagecoach. They desperately need someone to run against a good runner who is a resident of another nearby town. They arrest him. He meets a beautiful resident of the town, and that makes the place more appealing. There are many non essential threads that lead us away from the "race", but we are intended to be amused by all the going ons.

Finally the day of the race arrives. O'Connor is not ready to race: he's been threatened by his girl friend's other boy friend, and he's been up all night baby sitting a sick horse.

That essentially is the plot. The race itself is a variation on the story of the Tortoise and the Hare.

It is a period piece: it is interesting as a part of the history of film, but one can watch much better films that O'Connor and Main and Kilbride have starred in. It is interesting to see once, but not worth more than a casual look when other better films are available.


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