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It's A Joke Son! (1947) Kenny Delmar As Senator Claghorn DVD, MP4, USB

It's A Joke Son! (1947) Kenny Delmar As Senator Claghorn DVD, MP4, USB
It's A Joke Son! (1947) Kenny Delmar As Senator Claghorn DVD, MP4, USB
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The Hilarious Hollywood Film Showcase Of The Legendary Radio Character From Fred Allen's ''Allen's Alley'' Show That Was The Inspiration For The Feather-Headed Fowl Of Cartoonland And The Man Life Magazine Called "Unquestionably The Most Quoted Man In The Nation"! The Great Radio And Television Voice Artist Kenny Delmar (The March of Time, Your Hit Parade, Orson Welles And The Mercury Theatre On The Air [Captain Lansing In The Infamous ''War Of The Worlds'' Radio Broadcast], The Shadow, Commander McBragg) Stars As The Man Who Drank Only From Dixie Cups' And Refused To Drive Through The Lincoln Tunnel, With Costars Una Merkel And June Lockhart And Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1947, 1 Hour 7 Minutes.) #ItsAJokeSon #KennyDelmar #UnaMerkel #JuneLockhart #BenStoloff #KennyDelmar #Actors #VoiceActors #Vaudevillians #Vaudeville #SenatorClaghorn #SenatorBeauregardClaghorn #FoghornLeghorn #AllensAlley #FredAllenShow #RadioShows #Radio #OldTimeRadio #OTR #TheMarchOfTimeRadioProgram #YourHitParade #TheMercuryTheatreOnTheAir #OrsonWelles #TheWarOfTheWorlds1938RadioDrama #The1938WarOfTheWorldsRadioBroadcast #CaptainLansing #FDR #CavalcadeOfAmerica #CommissionerWeston #TheShadow #TheShadowRadioSeries #TheAlanYoungShow #CounselorCartonbranch #MyFriendIrma #MaestroWanderkin #LifeWithLuigi #Cartoons #Animation #SaturdayMorningCartoons #WalkyTalkyHawky #UnderdogTVSeries #CommanderMcBragg #MajorMinor #KlondikeKat #BabyBoomers #KingLeonardoAndHisShortSubjects #TheHunter #ItsAJokeSon #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #Cinema #Hollywood #AmericanCinema #CinemaOfTheUS #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive


Director:
Ben Stoloff

Writing:
Robert E. Kent, Paul Gerard Smith

Cast:
Kenny Delmar ... Senator Beauregard Claghorn
Una Merkel ... Mrs.Magnolia Claghorn
June Lockhart ... Mary Lou Claghorn
Kenneth Farrell ... Jefferson 'Jeff' Davis
Douglass Dumbrille ... Big Dan Healey
Jimmy Conlin ... Senator Alexander P. Leeds
Matt Willis ... Ace, Healey's Henchman
Ralph Sanford ... Knifey, Healey's Henchman
Daisy ... Daisy
Vera Lewis ... Hortense Dimwitty
Margaret McWade ... Jennifer Whipple
Ida Moore ... Matilda Whipple
Byron Foulger ... Groceryman
Sam Ash ... (uncredited)
Edward Biby ... (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... William (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Peterson the Mailman (uncredited)
George Chandler ... The Groceryman (uncredited)
Jane Crowley ... Daughters of Dixie Member (uncredited)
Blythe Daley ... Daughters of Dixie Member (uncredited)
Cathy Dart ... Daughters of Dixie Member (uncredited)
John Dehner ... (uncredited)
Robert Dobson ... Man (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Annabelle (uncredited)
Billy Engle ... (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Mr. Harvey (uncredited)
Margaret Farrell ... Daughters of Dixie Member (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ... Radio Commentator at Victory Gathering (uncredited)
Clarence Hennecke ... (uncredited)
Raymond Largay ... Man (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Man at Rally (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Man at Rally (uncredited)
June Pickerell ... Daughters of Dixie Member (uncredited)
Kathryn Sheldon ... Daughters of Dixie Member (uncredited)
Anthony Sydes ... William (uncredited)
John Wald ... NBC Radio Commentator (uncredited)


It's A Joke, Son! is a 1947 American film directed by Benjamin Stoloff (in his final directorial role in a film) featuring radio comedian Kenny Delmar as Senator Beauregard Claghorn; the inspiration for the cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn. The film was the first American production of Eagle-Lion Films and although the film was produced on a very small budget compared to other Hollywood films at the time, it was a box-office disappointment, with one theater chain removing the film from theaters after less than a week after it only drew $1,000 in ticket sales.

Kenny Delmar, American actor active in radio, films, and animation (September 5, 1910 - July 14, 1984) was born Kenneth Frederick Fay Howard in Boston, Massachusetts. An announcer on the pioneering radio news series The March of Time, Kenneth Howard Delmar became a national radio sensation in 1945 as Senator Beauregard Claghorn on the running "Allen's Alley" sketch on The Fred Allen Show. The character Delmar created was a primary inspiration for the Warner Bros. cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn. Delmar moved to New York City in infancy after the separation of his parents. His mother, Evelyn Delmar, was a vaudevillian who toured the country with her sister. Kenny Delmar was on the stage from age seven. His first screen appearance was in the D. W. Griffith film Orphans of the Storm (1921), in which he played the Joseph Schildkraut role as a child. During the Depression he left the stage to work in his stepfather's business. After running his own dancing school for a year he married one of his ballet teachers, Alice Cochran, and decided to try a career in radio. By the late 1930s, Delmar was an announcer on such major radio series as The March of Time and Your Hit Parade. He played multiple roles in The Mercury Theatre on the Air's October 1938 radio drama The War of the Worlds. His main role was that of Captain Lansing, the National Guardsman who collapses in terror when confronted by the Martian invaders, although he also is noted for his address to the "citizens of the nation" as the Secretary of the Interior, in which role he spoke in a stentorian, declamatory style deliberately reminiscent of then-President Franklin Roosevelt. Cavalcade of America featured him in their repertory cast, and also was heard as Commissioner Weston on early episodes of The Shadow. Delmar is notable for creating the character Senator Beauregard Claghorn on Fred Allen's radio program Allen's Alley, which he did while also serving as the show's regular announcer. Senator Claghorn made his radio debut October 7, 1945, and six months later was called "unquestionably the most quoted man in the nation" by Life magazine. The role inspired the Warner Bros. animated character Foghorn Leghorn, first seen in the Oscar-nominated cartoon Walky Talky Hawky (1946). The New York Times wrote: "During the late 1940s, Mr. Delmar captivated 20 million radio listeners every Sunday night with his burlesque of a bombastic, super-chauvinistic legislator who drank only from Dixie cups and refused to drive through the Lincoln Tunnel... His stock expression, 'That's a joke, son,' was for many years one of the nation's pet phrases, mimicked by children and businessmen alike. ... The windbag character, he said, was inspired by a Texas cattle rancher who had picked him up while he was hitchhiking and barely stopped talking." Delmar was also a well-utilized cartoon voice talent whose voice was familiar to baby-boomers on the Underdog TV series as Commander McBragg, Major Minor on "Klondike Kat", and other Saturday morning cartoon icons. Delmar was later heard by a later generation of television watchers via the animated character called The Hunter, an ancillary segment of the cartoon series King Leonardo and his Short Subjects ( 1960-1963) produced by Total Television Productions, which Delmar himself also voiced using his Senator Claghorn inflections, including, "That's a joke, son." "The Hunter" was a dog detective whose nemesis was The Fox, a criminal fox who attempted bizarre capers, usually huge in scope (such as attempting to steal the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty or, in one episode, the State of Florida). At the height of his and his character Senator Claghorn's popularity, Delmar starred as Claghorn in the theatrical feature film It's a Joke, Son! in 1947. Delmar was also announcer and voice performer on The Alan Young Show in 1944. One of the characters that he played was Counselor Cartonbranch who is obviously similar in mannerisms and voice to Senator Claghorn.[8] In 1953 he returned to radio replacing Hans Conried's character on My Friend Irma, as the Professor's cousin, Maestro Wanderkin and as Conried's Schultz on Life with Luigi. He died on July 14, 1984 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. Kenny Delmar died at St. Joseph's Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut aged 73.