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Scatterbrain (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 20 July 1940 (USA)
Eddie MacIntyre is a press agent, talent scout and right-hand man to J.R.Russell, Producer/Director of Perfection Pictures, is planning a scheme in which he will "plant" his girl friend, ... See full summary »

Director:

Gus Meins

Writers:

Val Burton (original screenplay), Jack Townley (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Judy Canova ... Judy Hull
Alan Mowbray ... J.R. Russell
Ruth Donnelly ... Miss Stevens
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Eddie MacIntyre
Joseph Cawthorn ... Nicholas Raptis
Wallace Ford ... Sam Maxwell
Isabel Jewell ... Esther Harrington
Luis Alberni ... Prof. DeLemma
Billy Gilbert ... Hoffman
Emmett Lynn ... Pappy Hull
Jimmy Starr Jimmy Starr ... Joe Kelton
Matty Malneck Matty Malneck ... Orchestra Leader
The Texas Rangers The Texas Rangers ... Musicians (as KCBS-Texas Rangers)
Cal Shrum's Gang Cal Shrum's Gang ... Hillbilly Musicians
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Storyline

Eddie MacIntyre is a press agent, talent scout and right-hand man to J.R.Russell, Producer/Director of Perfection Pictures, is planning a scheme in which he will "plant" his girl friend, actress Esther Harrington in the Ozark mountains and then "discover" her for the role of "Ruthybelle" in Perfection's upcoming production, "Thunder Over the Ozarks." With the full approval of Nicholas Raptis, Goldwynian president of Perfection Pictures, Eddie farms Esther out to a hillbilly family where she is to remain until she is "discovered"---a discovery to be accompanied by fanfare and publicity. Russell has heard a recording or Esther's voice, but he has never seen her, and when he arrives in the Ozarks he "discovers" the wrong girl and signs up Judy Hull, daughter of the hillbilly family, instead of Esther. The mistake is not discovered until Judy and her Pappy arrive in Hollywood, and she becomes Perfection's Public Problem Number One. Because there are no loopholes in her contract, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"And his heart beats so fortissimo-when she raises her Venetion Shades--Oh-Oh-Oh-Ciribiribin" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Une tête folle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Benny the Beaver
Written by Johnny Lange
Sung by Judy Canova
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Super funny!
25 November 2018 | by larrywarren-14966See all my reviews

This movie is a lot of fun. Great Comedic timing, and fun music. I love the Radio rendition as well


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