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The Good Fellows (1943)

The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly ... See full summary »

Director:

Jo Graham

Writers:

Hugh Wedlock Jr. (screenplay), Howard Snyder (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Cecil Kellaway ... Jim Hilton
Helen Walker ... Ethel Hilton
Mabel Paige ... Miss Kent
James Brown ... Tom Drayton
Patti Hale Patti Hale ... Sprat (as Diana Hale)
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mary Hilton
Douglas Wood Douglas Wood ... John Drayton
Norma Varden ... Mrs. Drayton
Olin Howland ... Reynolds (as Olin Howlin)
Tom Fadden ... Harvey
William B. Davidson ... Blake
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The title of Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana keeps Jim "Pop" Helton so involved and distracted that he forgets to pay the family's bills, nearly makes a shambles of a real estate deal his oldest daughter, Ethel is working on,almost wrecks her romance with Captain Tom Drayson, and gets involved in a game with a pool shark in an effort to raise the remaining $75 of the $6,750 needed (that they didn't have) by the Wakefield Lodge to host the national convention of the Noblest Romans. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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MORE LAUGHS THAN A LODGE INITIATION! (original ad-all caps) See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1943 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Paramount B movie comedy.
29 April 2011 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

One of Graham's few films of his own, after his career as dialog director on Warner's big movies,GOOD FELLOWS is a so so support movie comedy,among those the studio pushed out without ambition or promotion in this period.

Trying for small town atmosphere, the film pivots on Cecil Cellaway's Grand Caesar in the Ancient Order of Noblest Romans of Wakefield, Indiana lodge activities, taking the time he should give his family, with Realtor daughter Walker the main victim.

Of course everything works out well in the last reel.

With the Australian MR. CHEDWORTH STEPS OUT, this is a rare chance to see the talented star given a chance to head the bill.


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