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Look Who's Laughing

MOVIE #55

Look Who's Laughing (1941)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Julie Patterson)


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Taking a vacation from his radio series, ventriloquist Edgar Bergen sets out in his private plane, accompanied by his dummy Charlie McCarthy.

Developing engine trouble, Bergen makes a forced landing in the town of Wistful Vista, home of Fibber McGee and Molly (Jim and Marian Jordan). Here he gets mixed up in a municipal dispute between Fibber and Throckmorton Gildersleeve (Harold Peary) over the impending construction of a local aircraft factory.

Before the film's multitude of complications can be straightened out, Fibber and Molly find themselves aloft in a runaway plane, while Charlie McCarthy falls in love with a squeaky-voiced little girl (who turns out to be Molly in disguise).

Special Notes: Lucille Ball is largely wasted as Bergen's secretary, while Fibber McGee and Molly's radio announcer Harlow Wilcox shows up in a character bit.

Movie #55
Film Date: 1941

Release Date: November 21, 1941
Film Type: comedy
Film Color: black/white
Studio: RKO
Film Length: 79 minutes

Director/Producer:
Allan Dwan (Director/Producer)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Julie Patterson)

Supporting Cast:
Edgar Bergen (Himself)
Dummy: Charlie McCarthy (Himself)
Jim Jordan (Fibber McGee)
Marian Jordan (Molly McGee)
Lee Bonnell (Jerry)
Dorothy Lovett (Marge)
Harold Peary (The Great Gildersleeve)
Isabel Randolph (Mrs. Uppington)
Walter S. Baldwin (Bill)
Neil Hamilton (Hilary Horton)
Charles Halton (Cudahy)
Spencer Charters (Hotel Manager)
Jed Prouty (Mayor Duncan)
George Cleveland (Mayor Kelsey)
Charles Lane (Club Secretary)
Bill Thompson (Veteran)
Dorothy Lloyd (Maisie/Matilda)
Louis Payne (Butler)
Florence Wright (Evelyn)
Sally Cairns (Girl)
Louise Currie (Jane)
Arthur Q. Bryan (Mayor Duncan's Aides)
Harlan Briggs
Donald Kerr (Father)
Sterling Holloway (Rusty)
Matty Kemp (Harry)
Jack George (Orchestra Leader)
Edna Holland (Mrs. Hargrave)
Dell Henderson (Mr. Wentworth)