WriterBernard B. Roth, Clarence Greene, Russell Rouse Release date15 December 1944 ScreenplayRussell Rouse, Clarence Greene, Bernard B. Roth CastFreddie Bartholomew (David Conway), Jimmy Lydon (Bob Harrison), Edward Everett Horton (Everett Conway), Tom Tully (Henry Harrison), Jill Browning (Carol Harrison) Similar moviesOur Hospitality, Laila, Shooting High, Pure Feud, A Chinese Ghost Story, Paradise Alley
The town went wild 1944 comedy romance
The Town Went Wild is a 1944 American film directed by Ralph Murphy.
Like Romeo and Juliet, next door neighbours David Conway and Carol Harrison are deeply in love with each other though their fathers have been feuding for a lifetime. With David due to go to the Alaskan Territory for engineering work for the United States Government, the pair decide to elope. David gets his best friend, Carol's brother Bob to witness their wedding at a Justice of the Peace in a neighbouring town using Millie, who has an infatuation with Bob to drive them to the town in her car and act as another witness.
Arriving at the Justice of the Peace, their wedding has to be delayed as state law requires the couple to post banns of marriage in the local newspaper for three days prior to the wedding. Returning to their own town, David prepares the banns to be published as soon as possible and goes to the local town hall to obtain his birth certificate for his government posting. The clerks discover that due to the fathers of Bob and David fighting when the children were born, the two infants were mixed at the hospital with David being a Harrison and Bob being a Conway. Not only is Carol set to marry her brother, but the intention to do so faces a fifteen year prison sentence.
Freddie Bartholomew as David Conway
Jimmy Lydon as Bob Harrison
Edward Everett Horton as Everett Conway
Tom Tully as Henry Harrison
Jill Browning as Carol Harrison
Minna Gombell as Marian Harrison
Maude Eburne as Judge Bingle
Charles Halton as Mr. Tweedle
Ruth Lee as Lucille Conway
Roberta Smith as Millie Walker
Ferris Taylor as Mr. Walker
Jimmy Conlin as Lemuel Jones, Justice of the Peace
Monte Collins as Oscar, Public Defender
Olin Howland as Bit Part
Charles Middleton as Sam, Midvale District Attorney