It's a Joke Son (1947)

STARRING:
Una Merkel, Kenny Delmar
DIRECTED BY:
Benjamin Stoloff
GENRE:
Comedy
When an egotistical but dim-witted southern aristocrat (Kenny Delmar) runs into financial trouble, his wife (Una Merkel) decides to help by running for state senate. But when he threatens to mess things up, she resorts to having him kidnapped - for everyone's own good! Delmar originally created his character, Senator Claghorn, for The Fred Allen Show radio program. The title of this film is a stock line he would feed to Fred Allen. Claghorn also inspired the creation of Looney Tunes cartoon character Foghorn Leghorn! (BW)