This movie has all the nice little tidbits of Zeitgeist that I look for in the MCMXXXVIII movies. This was a movie version of a popular Broadway play of the same name and apparently played on the popularity of 'hillbilly' humor at the time. It stars a group known as "The Weaver Brothers and Elviry" who were a popular vaudeville hillbilly act and who starred in a whole series of movies for Republic Pictures after this film. Joe Skopapolus was played by actor Nat Pendleton who was a former Olympic and pro wrestler. One of his opponents in this movie was played by Daniel Boone 'Whiskers' Savage, a real professional wrestler who was in no other movies. The big wrestling match in this movie was scheduled for Decoration Day, which we would call Memorial Day.
Familiar faces: Allen Jenkins and Penny Singleton (who sings and dances). Also a small appearance by Ronald Reagan.
Humphrey Bogart and Ronald Reagan