So This Is Washington (1943)

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“So This Is Washington” is a 1943 comedy film directed by Ray McCarey and starring Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, and Alan Mowbray.

The film follows the misadventures of radio stars Lum and Abner (Lauck and Goff), who travel from their small town of Pine Ridge, Arkansas to Washington D.C. to present a petition to their congressman. Along the way, they get caught up in a series of comical situations, including mistakenly believing they have been recruited as spies, accidentally disrupting a congressional hearing, and accidentally becoming the center of a political scandal.

Despite their bumbling ways, Lum and Abner eventually succeed in presenting their petition and making their voices heard in Washington D.C. Along the way, they also learn valuable lessons about the importance of democracy, civic engagement, and standing up for what they believe in.

The film was released during World War II and served as both a patriotic comedy and a commentary on the importance of grassroots democracy and civic participation. It was well-received by audiences and critics alike and remains a popular classic comedy film today.

Ray McCarey

Roswell Rogers, Edward James, Leonard Praskins

Chester Lauck, Norris Goff, Alan Mowbray

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