Look Who's Laughing (1941)

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Fibber McGee enlists the help of Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy in enticing an aircraft manufacturer to build a factory in the small town of Wistful Vista. Based on the "Fibber McGee and... See full summary »


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3 May 2018 | bkoganbing
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| American radio institution
This film based on the Fibber McGee And Molly radio series has Fibber enlisting Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy to get industrialist Neil Hamilton to build an aircraft plant in their town of lovely Wistful Vista. Looking to crab the deal is speculator Charles Halton and the McGees neighbor the ever larcenous Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve.

The McGees were quite the American institution on radio. The films that real life married couple Jim and Marian Jordan allowed America to see the McGees as well as follow them weekly on radio. So in fact was Edgar Bergen and his two wooden companions Charlie McCarthy and Knucklehead Smiff.

Another future legend this one on television Lucille Ball also appears Look Who's Laughing. And Harold Peary who began as a neighbor of the McGees on their show spun off on his own with The Great Gildersleeve. Both Fibber McGee And Molly and The Great Gildersleeve were tried on television with different actors in the starring roles and never found an audience.

The climax is a hoot with McGee accidentally pushing the start button on Edgar Bergen's airplane and taking off. Bergen performs a rescue a long the lines of one that Charlton Heston did in Airport 75. Of course with a lot more laughs than Heston got.

Nostalgia lovers like myself will enjoy this one.

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