The Remarkable Andrew (1942)

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When Andrew Long, hyper-efficient small town accountant, finds a $1240 discrepancy in the city budget, his superiors try to explain it away. When he insists on pursuing the matter, he's in ... See full summary »


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Director:

Stuart Heisler

Writers:

Dalton Trumbo (novel), Dalton Trumbo (screenplay)

Awards

1 win.

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24 October 2015 | AAdaSC
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| The unremarkable Andrew
William Holden (Andrew) gets out of bed and launches into exercises with way too much vigour. He's a tw*t. His day follows a routine in which he is obsessively punctual - to the extent that he doesn't start work until his designated start time and sits watching the clock until this time arrives. He is also an accountancy jobsworth and refuses to follow the advice of his boss to stop nosing around a discrepancy which he is asked not to worry about. He is even offered an increased salary. The film follows him to a courtroom where he must defend himself against corruption charges. However he has the help of the ghost of Andrew Jackson as played by Brian Donlevy and some other ghostly influential people. Can he walk free?

This film is pretty tedious. It's a comedy that is never funny and, as well as an annoying lead man, has several scenes where your mind wanders. A case in point is the drawn out speech that Holden gives in the courtroom. How boring! If you see a ghost, it is usually a scary experience and you certainly don't indulge in slapstick with it. It's an unbelievable story with a ridiculous leading character and not worth watching.

I bought this film because it has my name in the title and I wanted to relate to it. However, unlike me, this is all very unremarkable. I'm still waiting to see a ghost but my cousin has. And so has my aunt. And they were definitely not amusing occasions. Anyway, even as a comedy this one fails.

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