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Country Gentlemen
     

Country Gentlemen

Director: Ralph Staub, Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Joyce Compton

Cast: Ralph Staub, Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Joyce Compton

 

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The zany vaudeville comedy team of Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson was still one year away from their smash Broadway hit Hellzapoppin' when they starred in Republic's Country Gentlemen. The daffy duo plays a couple of gold-stock swindlers who try to fleece the citizenry of a small town. They end up purchasing a vacant lot for $4000, which they try to pass off

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The zany vaudeville comedy team of Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson was still one year away from their smash Broadway hit Hellzapoppin' when they starred in Republic's Country Gentlemen. The daffy duo plays a couple of gold-stock swindlers who try to fleece the citizenry of a small town. They end up purchasing a vacant lot for $4000, which they try to pass off as an oil field. A group of local WWI veterans invest heavily in Olsen and Johnson's latest venture, meaning that the boys will be in for quite a lot of lumps if the expected "gusher" doesn't come in. Thanks to good influence of heroine Lila Lee, our heroes change their crooked ways -- but not quite in the nick of time! Critics weren't keen on the notion of middle-aged Ole Olsen being cast as a romantic lead, but everyone was satisfied with the supporting performance of perennial "dumb blonde" Joyce Compton as the team's Girl Friday. Originally released at 66 minutes, Country Gentlemen is presently available in its 53-minute TV reissue form.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
UPC:
0089218448194
Original Release:
1936
Rating:
NR
Source:
Alpha Video
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
0:53:00
Sales rank:
66,474

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ole Olsen J.D. McAllister/Jerome D. Hamilton
Chic Johnson Charles Watson/Charlie 'Chubby' Williams
Joyce Compton Gertie
Lila Lee Mrs. Heath
Pierre Watkin Grayson
Donald Kirke Martin
Sammy McKim Billy Heath
Wade Boteler First Deputy
Ivan Miller Deputy
Olin Howland Lawyer
Frank Sheridan Chief of Police
Joe Cunningham Chuck
Ray "Crash" Corrigan Briggs
Harry Harvey Shorty
Prince the Dog Actor

Technical Credits
Ralph Staub Director
Jo Graham Original Story
Jack Harvey Original Story
Joseph Hoffman Screenwriter
Nat Levine Producer
James P. Medbury Screenwriter
Ernest W. Miller Cinematographer
Gertrude Orr Screenwriter
Milton Raison Original Story

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [1:51]
2. Chapter 2 [7:07]
3. Chapter 3 [8:58]
4. Chapter 4 [9:05]
5. Chapter 5 [9:05]
6. Chapter 6 [8:52]

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